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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

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8/30/2014

New York, 30 August 2014 - Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force


The Secretary General strongly condemns the attack today on positions of the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) and the continuing detention and restrictions of movement on 84 UNDOF peacekeepers from the Fijian and Philippine Battalions by armed non-state actors, including the Al Nusra Front.

The Secretary General demands the unconditional and immediate release of all the detained United Nations peacekeepers and calls upon all parties to cooperate fully with UNDOF to enable it to operate freely and to ensure full safety and security of its personnel and assets.


Statements on 30 August 2014