Filipino UN Peacekeepers Besieged By Rebels Ready to Fight

Seventy-five heavily armed Filipino peacekeepers besieged by Syrian rebels in the Golan Heights are ready to use “deadly force” to defend themselves, their commander said on August 29, reports The Filipino peacekeepers locked in a standoff with Syrian rebels in the Golan Heights, who have taken 43 Fijian peacekeepers hostage after seizing their weapons.