8 May 2012

Eight Fiji soldiers to be part of UN mission in Syria

7:37 am on 8 May 2012

Eight soldiers from the Fiji Military Forces will be the first to serve on a United Nations mission in Syria.

The military's chief of staff operations Lieutenant-Colonel Amani Suliano told FijiLive the soldiers will be travelling to Syria as military observers.

Lieutenant-Colonel Suliano says this is a UN-sponsored mission and they will decide on when the soldiers will return but for now, they are expected to be there for six months.

The eight soldiers will serve with more than 100 international observers in areas such as Damascus and Homs.