Fiji says Syrian rebels issue demands for captives
Updated September 2, 2014 - 9:35am
SUVA, Fiji Fiji's military commander says Syrian rebels have issued three demands for the release of 45 Fijian peacekeepers they've held captive for five days.
Brig. Gen. Mosese Tikoitoga said Tuesday that the al-Qaida-linked Nusra Front wants to be taken off the U.N. terrorist list, wants humanitarian aid delivered to parts of the Syrian capital Damascus, and wants compensation for three of its fighters it says were killed in a shootout with U.N. officers.
Tikoitoga says the U.N. has sent hostage negotiators to Syria.
The Nusra Front abducted the Fijian soldiers Thursday morning and is holding them at an unknown location. The rebels also surrounded two Filipino units serving in the U.N. mission that monitors the buffer zone between Israel and Syria, but the Filipino troops escaped over the weekend.
wirehead wrote: »
^ that said, is western help for all these groups connected to why the indian undof commander was telling the pinoy peacekeepers to just surrender their weapons and raise the white flag as the afp alleges in the news today? i hope so, because i've been trying to figure out a valid reason for the un commander being such a wuss and have started assuming that cultures who don't circumcise their boys end up raising men who didn't grow balls. like most of the indians at work. probably unfair but i can't help drawing a correlation between the two.
i forgot the details of the conversation i had a couple of years ago (and i'm not sure how much of it is true) when the syrian conflict started but i heard the main reason why the oily arab countries support these groups has less to do with islamism, although there are individuals within these countries who have always supported these causes even before they discovered oil and got rich, but more on putting people they can control in power so they can get favourable deals. because oil pipeline to europe. it's all about the oil for them.
__bahay_kubo__ wrote: »
PH peacekeepers defied UN order to surrender
P.S.: nakapatay pa pala ng mga teroristang Syrian ang mga tauhan natin sa Syria pero no casualties on our side.
gotta lick it wrote: »
how true, the terrorist tried to ram the gates of post 68 with armored trucks but were fended off by our troops.
and did Iqbal Singh Singha, the UNDPF commanding officer ordered our troops to surrender?
airforce_banger wrote: »
Possible na yung Irish riding on APCs that did the damage on the rebels. Like yung pag evacuate ng Malaysian and Pakistani APCs sa mga US Rangers during the Mogadishu Blackhawk down.
KamenRaida wrote: »
oops bakit dun kayo nagagali sa Indian General, eh sumusunod lang din ng orders yun?
dun kayo magalit sa nag organize, nag pondo at nag arma sa mga Syrian Terrorists
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