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Military sets up crisis centre for detained soldiers' families

By TEVITA VUIBAU
Saturday, August 30, 2014

Update: 11:28AM THE RFMF has established a crisis centre for the families of the 44 Fijian peacekeepers held captive by armed rebels in the Golan region.

The centre, located at the Officers Training School in Viria Road, Vatuwaqa, will be a central location for families of the detained soldiers to receive regular updates on the situation surrounding them.

It will also provide counselling sessions. 

Earlier reports quoted the United Nations as saying that 43 Fijian soldiers were detained and 81 Philippine peacekeepers had been trapped after being restricted to their positions in the vicinity of Ar Ruwayhinah and Burayqah.

Brig-Gen Tikoitoga later clarified that 44 soldiers were captured, while the Philippines military said 75 of its troops were trapped.








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