Syrian video shows Filipino peacekeepers in "safe place"
Thursday, March 07, 2013 - 00:42
March 7 - The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights releases a video purporting to show six Filipino peacekeepers from a United Nations convoy detained in the south of the country. Reuters is unable to independently verify the content of this video, which has been obtained from a social media website. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
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SIX FILIPINO U.N. PEACEKEEPERS SITTING NEXT TO EACH OTHER, AUDIO OF MAN SAYING IN ENGLISH:
"I am captain Cyrus…from the UN contingent, Philippine battalion. We are here safe in this place, we are here because while we are passing ... to Al Jamla there were bombings and artillery fires. That is why we stopped and civilian people helped us for our safety and distributed us to different places to keep us safe. And they gave us good accommodation and give us food to eat and water to drink."
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