Philippines to send first peacekeeping team to Golan Heights

09:18, May 03, 2011      

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The Philippines will send its first peacekeeping contingent to Golan Heights, the Armed Foreces of the Philippines (AFP) announced Monday.

The contingent is comprised of 49 officers and 278 Enlisted Personnel, including six female officers and 22 Enlisted women all from the Philippine Army (PA).

"This is the first time in AFP's history that a core Battalion from a major service is sent to the United Nations for peace keeping operations," said Cornelio Valencia, contingent commander of the 4th Philippine Contingent in Golan Heights.

Source: Xinhua
 
 
     
 
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