Philippines' Aquino criticises UN on Golan Heights mission

October 1, 2014 9:11 AM

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Philippines' Aquino criticises UN on Golan Heights mission

Philippine President Benigno Aquino said the UN's rejection of his request to give the peacekeepers more weapons had left them unnecessarily vulnerable when Al-Qaeda-linked Syrian rebels attacked and surrounded them in August.

MANILA: Philippine President Benigno Aquino on Wednesday (Oct 1) criticised the United Nations for refusing to better arm Filipino peacekeepers in the Golan Heights, saying this made their mission "impossible".

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