No press statement yet from Ban Ki Moon offering thanks to Israel for for providing life saving help.
IDF Saved Irish Soldiers From Death or Abduction by Jihadis in Golan Rescue: Sources (VIDEO)
Israel Defense Forces soldiers saved a contingent of 130 Irish UNDOF soldiers from being killed or taken hostage by Islamist militias in the Golan Heights last week, “senior sources” told the Irish Independent on Sunday.
The mission reportedly took place on August 30 as jihadists overran the Quneitra Crossing between Israel and Syria.
According to the report, without the Israeli assistance, including intel of where jihadi forces were arrayed, there would have “‘almost certainly’ have been UN casualties or deaths.”
Irish Defense Forces soldiers also exchanged fire with the jihadis, according to The Irish Times.
Some 45 Fijian soldiers are still missing, and are believed to have been taken hostage by the Islamists.