Middle East

Philippines Peacekeepers to Remain in Golan Heights

Troops had been scheduled to withdraw in early August

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The Philippines on Wednesday aims to keep their 342 soldiers on peacekeeping duties in the Golan Heights, the foreign minister said on Wednesday, despite the troops being scheduled to withdraw on August 11.

Albert del Rosario said Manila was satisfied with action taken by the United Nations to keep Filipino peacekeepers safe with promises to provide protective equipment and weapons, including armored vehicles.