A Filipino soldier was injured amid fighting between Syrian government and rebel forces Thursday, the Armed Forces of the Philippines said.
A “wayward indirect fire” landed at Camp Ziouni in Golan Heights, where Filipino soldiers working as peacekeepers for the United Nations are based, Lt. Col. Ramon Zagala, AFP public affairs chief, said in a statement.
The wounded Filipino soldier was hit by shrapnel just above his right ankle, Zagala said.
Zagala declined to name the soldier, citing military policies.
“We still don’t know what hit the camp, it could be mortar or artillery,” Zagala told reporters, adding that the military is keeping in touch with UN Disengagement Observers Force (UNDOF) for updates.
The fighting between Syrian government and rebel forces occurred 3 to 4 kilometers from Camp Ziouni around 7:45 a.m. Syrian time, or about 1:45 p.m. in Manila, he said. (John Roson)
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