PH pulls out peacekeepers in Liberia, Golan Heights

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PH pulls out peacekeepers in Liberia, Golan Heights

The Philippines is pulling out hundreds of soldiers supporting United Nations peacekeeping missions in Liberia and Syria following a series of discussions on health and security threats. The decision involves a total of 446 troops consisting of 115 Philippine Air Force personnel deployed to Liberia in July 2012, and 331 troops deployed to Golan Heights in November 2012. The withdrawal of Philippines troops in Liberia has become a priority as the death toll due to Ebola has risen to 1,350 in the region. Liberia is one of 3 countries suffering from an Ebola outbreak.

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