Philippines' Aquino criticises UN on Golan Heights mission

October 1, 2014 9:11 AM

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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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