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    Irish Soldiers in Golan Heights

    Irish Soldiers in Golan Heights

    It’s been a tense weekend for Irish UN troops on the Golan Heights in the buffer zone between Syria and Israel. Irish peacekeepers opened fire to help 38 Filipino soldiers withdraw from their UN post where they’d been surrounded by rebel forces linked to al-Qa’ida.  While efforts are ongoing to negotiate the freedom of 44 Fijian troops kidnapped from their post last Thursday. Dr. Tom Clonan, former Irish Army Officer and security analyst spoke to Sean this morning.

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/today-with-sean-o-rourke/programmes/2014/0901/640612-today-with-sean-o-rourke-monday-1-september-2014/?clipid=1663352
    Golan Heights

    Golan Heights

    Irish troops serving with the UN in the Golan Heights are on "high alert" after rebels, including Al-Qaeda affiliate Al-Nusra Front, seized the Syrian side of the sole crossing to the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights today. There are three Irish soldiers stationed close to where the activity took place. Sean was joined by security analyst, Dr. Tom Clonan.

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/today-with-sean-o-rourke/programmes/2014/0828/639862-today-with-sean-o-rourke-thursday-28-august-2014/?clipid=1660461

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