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All Filipino peacekeepers escape Golan standoff

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Under cover of darkness, 40 Filipino peacekeepers who were surrounded and came under fire by Syrian rebels in the Golan Heights made a daring escape, the Philippine military chief Sunday, while 44 Fijian soldiers remained in the hands of the insurgents. After coming under rebel attack Saturday, the first group of 35 Filipino peacekeepers was successfully escorted out of U. N. encampment in Breiqa by Irish and Filipino forces on board armored vehicles, said Gen...

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