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    Quote Originally Posted by FMolloy View Post
    The rebels have shown themselves willing to take on Syrian armour, would a bigger gun have deterred them here?
    well, it wouldn't have made them even more keen to have a pop.

    they take on Syrian armour because Syrian armour is usually firing at them, so taking it on is an act of self-preservation. firing on a lightly armed UN convoy painted white is an act of boredom, one with no consequences except a morale boost.

    had the convoy been interspersed with white painted MBT's with relatively robust ROE's that boredom is somewhat more likely to hve been held in check.

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    Quote Originally Posted by midnight oil View Post
    Ya the pictures show how it could have been so much worse.
    Link to pictures?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SwiftandSure View Post
    Or they now have a better understanding of what type of firepower the UN peacekeepers have and how far they can push the ROE. Which could have been used to build a bigger intelligence picture for planning who knows what down the road....

    ....or as Ropebag said, they could have been bored and got more than they bargained for.
    I fear the next IED may be bigger. and the APC won' take it. Time to buy something that's tried and trusted from the A'stan surplus yard.??

    or keep off the beaten tracks.??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Schmigs View Post
    Link to pictures?
    Yeah that picture won't appear here
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    Quote Originally Posted by midnight oil View Post
    Ya the pictures show how it could have been so much worse.
    Haven't seen any, TBH. Are they in the public domain ?
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    Has this thread been moderated? I just noticed some posts including my own have been deleted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SwiftandSure View Post
    Has this thread been moderated? I just noticed some posts including my own have been deleted.
    See Pm's...
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    Don't know if our lads are involved but the UNDOF have been as a force:-

    http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/1.561530


    The Israel Defense Forces has been providing humanitarian aid to Syrians living near the border, Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon revealed on Tuesday during a tour of the frontier.

    According to Ya’alon, Israel has sent water and food, including baby foods, across the border, and has been helping the Syrians prepare for winter.

    “Given the fact that these villages are besieged and have no access to anyplace else, we are helping for humanitarian reasons,” the defense minister said. Haaretz has learned that the food is being transferred to the Syrian villages via the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force. Sometimes, however, IDF soldiers lay aid packages just across the border and the village residents collect them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flamingo View Post
    The MO said he was fine, his solicitor says he has whiplash
    A solicitor was probably following behind. "just it case"

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    Quote Originally Posted by The real Jack View Post
    Yeah that picture won't appear here
    It was worth a shot.

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    From the information I have to hand the vehicle at the centre of this incident preformed well within it's intended specification, it's crew preformed as they were trained, it's probably time to move on...
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    Irish troops’ vehicle in Syria blast ‘struck a mine’ while reversing

    Troops came under fire last week while travelling in a UN convoy.

    AN INVESTIGATION INTO an incident in which Irish troops in Syria were hit by a blast while coming under fire has found that the vehicle they were in reversed onto a landmine.

    Last week the troops, who are on a United Nations peacekeeping mission in Golan Heights, were travelling in a convoy of armour vehicles in the village of Ruihinah – in the area of separation between Israel and Syria.

    They were fired on by armed elements from one of the warring factions and a vehicle was damaged in a blast. One soldier sustained minor soft tissue damage.

    It was originally thought that an improvised explosive device deliberately placed there to target the troops may have been a factor. However a Defence Forces spokesperson told TheJournal.ie that an investigation into the incident has now found that the vehicle “struck a mine” when it reversed while attempting to leave the area.

    The spokesperson said the mines are “a legacy issue” from the various wars in the 60s and 70s and there is “no evidence to suggest it was targeted”.

    Ireland has deployed 115 members of the Defence Forces to this UN mission, joining personnel from various international armies including Fiji, Nepal, India and the Philippines.

    The role of the Irish troops is to provide a mobile company as Force Headquarters Reserve in the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force to cater for reinforcement, escort and other operations in the ‘Area of Responsibility’. Their functions are similar to those provided in Liberia and Lebanon.
    http://www.thejournal.ie/irish-troop...05240-Dec2013/

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    A Mowag Ambulance in a snowy Golan Syria. There has also been heavy snow in the Irish AO in Lebanon.

    Attached Images Attached Images

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    He contact didn't even make the UN or UNDOF websites or a UN press release.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeV View Post
    He contact didn't even make the UN or UNDOF websites or a UN press release.
    There was also no published press release from the DF or DoD on their websites or social media outlets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeV View Post
    He contact didn't even make the UN or UNDOF websites or a UN press release.
    I would be surprised if the wasters in the UN building New York even knew they were out there.

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    Some of the incidents have

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    "Irish Troops Overseas for Christmas do the Goal Mile for charity."





    Christmas Eve UNDOF 2013 from Robert McCabe on Vimeo.

    Last edited by Rhodes; 27th December 2013 at 11:49. Reason: add another video

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    From pics doing the rounds (unless it was pictures from the earlier incident) it appears the armoured Nissans have been doing their job well.
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    Any chance of a few of those pics doing the rounds to here?

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    Nope
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    Worth a shot. (Pardon the pun)

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    Quote Originally Posted by The real Jack View Post
    From pics doing the rounds (unless it was pictures from the earlier incident) it appears the armoured Nissans have been doing their job well.
    All our armour out there seem to be doing the job.

    It's great to hear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The real Jack View Post
    From pics doing the rounds (unless it was pictures from the earlier incident) it appears the armoured Nissans have been doing their job well.
    Saw two of them last summer in the Curragh. On first view, they look like normal Nissans. Until you lift the bonnet or open the doors. Then you see the difference
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