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Irish Counter Improvised Explosive Device Equipment arrives in Camp Faouar

15 July, 2014 - The deployment of an Irish Counter Improvised Explosive Device (CIED) team to UNDOF marks a significant development in Force Protection measures available to the Force Commander and to UNDOF and provides UNDOF with the capability to preserve Freedom of Movement (FoM) of UNDOF personnel in their Area of Operations. Furthermore, it assists UNDOF in maintaining the security of UN posts and positions by conducting ESSC (Explosive Specialist Search & Clearance) and IED disposal operations as directed.

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USG Peacekeeping Operations, Mr Herve Ladsous visits UNDOF

23 June, 2014 - The Under-Secretary General Peacekeeping Operations, Mr Herve Ladsous visited UNDOF during the period 22-23 June. He was received by the Head of Mission and Force Commander, Lt Gen Iqbal Singh Singha before being accorded with a guard of honor by soldiers of FIJIBATT. During his visit, Mr Ladsous interacted with the troop contributing countries (TCCs) as well as UNDOF’s civilian staff. He also visited UN positions in the area of operation.

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UNDOF celebrates forty years of peacekeeping in Golan

May 26, 2014 - For the first time UNDOF will ensure that maximum number of its staff are included in its anniversary celebrations. The 40th anniversary of UNDOF will be celebrated in ROD on May 22; in Camp Faouar on May 30; and in Camp Ziouani on June 09. The presence of members of the Diplomatic Communities, Representatives of International bodies, and Representatives of Syria’s Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Foreign Affairs added weight to the celebrations which was held at ROD.

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Irish delegation visit troops in Golan Heights

May 19, 2014 - On 13 May 2014, an Irish delegation comprising of Brigadier General Diarmuid Fitzgerald (General Officer Commanding (GOC) 1 Brigade), Colonel Philip Brennan (Director of Operations), Colonel Jim Burns (Director of Training), Commandant John Griffin (Staff Officer, Director of Operations) and Captain Danielle Buckley (Personnel Support Officer to GOC, 1 Brigade) completed a two day visit to the 44 Infantry Group, IRECON Contingent, United Nations Disengagement Force (UNDOF) in Golan Heights.

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Fiji celebrates first Medal Parade in Golan Heights

May 09, 2014 - The First Battalion Fiji Infantry Regiment conducted its Medals Parade on 09 May, 2014 in Camp Faouar, which was reviewed by the Force Commander. The DFC, CMS, COS and other UNDOF senior military and civilian staff were also in attendance. On the fine sunny spring day, the three detachments on parade proudly saluted the marching on of the 1st Battalion Colors, marking 71 years of its first deployment to the Solomon Islands in WWII. During the parade, the FC presented medals to specially selected medal recipients including the the front rank of the formation whilst the DFC and COS presented medals to the centre and rear ranks respectively.

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Fijian Ambassadors visit troops in GOLAN

April 04, 2014 - Fiji's Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Peter Thomson, and Ambassador-at-Large Major General Ioane Naivalurua visited the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) in Golan from the period 31 Mar - 01 Apr 2014. The visit included meetings with UNDOF officials and the Fiji contingent serving with UNDOF.

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