July 25, 2013

PM to address soldiers leaving for Golan Heights tonight

Publish date/time: 25/07/2013 [15:12]

Prime Minister and Army Commander Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama will address the RFMF personnel leaving for the Syrian Golan Heights tonight.

RFMF’s Chief Operations Officer Lieutenat Colonel Amani Suliano said all the personnel leaving for the Golan Heights have to be in uniform at QEB at 9 o’clock tonight. 

Meanwhile, Army Captain Lowame Turagalovo Lilo, who is one of the soldiers who will be part of the 319 member contingent that leaves for UN peacekeeping duties this week, said every time he leaves for the Middle East, it is always tough to say goodbye especially to his children.

Meanwhile, RFMF’s Captain Ifereimi Buaserau said their logistic office will be open until tomorrow afternoon for loved ones who want to send anything to the Fijian soldiers in the Golan Heights.

Buaserau added it is very important for family members and loved ones to communicate with those serving in the Middle East.

160 soldiers will leave tomorrow while another 159 will leave on Sunday.

The first batch of 182 left for the Golan Heights last month.

Meanwhile, another 116 soldiers are expected to leave for Iraq next week.

Story by: Vijay Narayan & Rusiate Baleilevuka

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