July 23, 2013

Navy 10 for Golan

Nanise Loanakadavu
Tuesday, July 23, 2013

TEN naval officers will be part of the 318 military personnel bound for Golan Heights this week.
Navy Commander John Fox confirmed this yesterday.
He said naval officers were part of the RFMF peacekeeping mission as the Infantry Regiment.
He said the officers were going as RFMF soldiers and they would perform the duty required as the infantry.
"Navy officers are always included in the RFMF duties," Cdr Fox said.
He said the numbers were always different and this time they would be sending 10 navy officers.
Some families started farewelling their loved ones over the weekend as some were expected to leave the country on Thursday and another batch is expected to leave on Saturday morning.
Fiji will send a total of 318 troops with 10 staff officers who have completed their training.
Prime Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama earlier said the Fiji's soldiers were putting their lives on the line on the other side of the world not waging war but keeping the peace and ensuring the safety of others.
They 318 military personnel will join the 182-member troop who left last month.
They will be deployed as part of the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) on a peacekeeping mission to the Golan Heights in the Middle East.
Croatian, Japanese and Austrian peacekeepers in the Golan Heights left after facing escalating violence spilling over from the Syrian civil conflict

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