Austria Begins It's Pullout From The Golan Peacekeeping Force

The UN monitors the only open border crossing between Syria and the Golan Heights

Austria Begins Withdrawal Of Golan UN Peacekeepers -- BBC

Austria has begun withdrawing its soldiers from the Golan Heights after nearly four decades of monitoring a UN buffer zone between Israel and Syria.

The Ministry of Defence in Vienna said that the decision was taken as violence from the conflict in Syria spilled over into the ceasefire area.

"The first 60 to 80 soldiers will land in Vienna tomorrow afternoon," said a ministry spokesman.

The full Austrian withdrawal will be completed within a month.

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More News On Austria Beginning It's Pullout From The Golan Peacekeeping Force

Austria to start Golan pullout Wednesday -- AFP
Official says Austrian UN troops to start Golan Heights withdrawal Wednesday -- Washington Post/AP
Austria begins pullout from Golan peacekeeping force -- Times of Israel
Austria begins to withdraw UN peacekeepers from Golan -- Jerusalem Post
Austrian UN Troops Withdraw from Syrian Golan Heights -- Arutz Sheva

Update: The Philippines are now reviewing their peacekeeper deployment in the Golan Heights.

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