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Austria Pulling Back Peacekeepers from Syria-Israel Border

Published: June 7, 2013; 14:01 · (Vindobona)

Austria announced to pull back its around 380 peacekeepers from the 1,000-strong UN force out of the Golan from the UNDOF mission after grave incidents occurred in Syria.

Austria Pulling Back Peacekeepers from Syria-Israel Border / Picture: © Flickr

The Defence Ministry convened an immediate situation meeting with the General Staff and representatives of the Foreign Ministry. “Subsequently the Defence Minister explained to us that after consulting with his department’s competent staff, the participation of the Austrian army in the UNDOF mission cannot be maintained any more for military reasons. The Defence Ministry’s…

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