Filipinos hail troops' escape near Syria
Posted: September 1, 2014 at 3:05 a.m.
BEIRUT -- Under cover of darkness, 40 Filipino peacekeepers escaped their besieged outpost in the Golan Heights after a seven-hour gunbattle with Syrian rebels, Philippine officials said Sunday. Al-Qaida-linked insurgents still hold captive 44 Fijian troops.
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