30 Aug 2014 - Update on Irish Defence Forces Personnel based in Golan Heights, Syria (UNDOF).

In the early hours of Saturday 30 August members of the Irish 44th Infantry Group successfully conducted an operation to extract United Nations Disengagement Observation Force (UNDOF) troops from a UN Position that was compromised by Armed Elements in the Zone of Separation.

The Quick Reaction Force deployed to the position, secured a withdrawal route, and escorted the troops to a reinforced UN position.

In light of ongoing operations the 44th Infantry Group remain on high alert, prepared for further taskings from the Force Commander.

All Defence Forces personnel and equipment remain safe and accounted for.

The 44th Infantry Group and Defence Forces Headquarters continue to monitor the situation.

Press Release Date: 30 Aug 2014

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Press Officer: Comdt. Seán Ó Fátharta

Tel: 045 49 2502, 045 49 2503

Mobile : 087 2482130

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