Two Austrian Soldiers Wounded in Damascus Shooting
[An Nahar] Two Austrian soldiers stationed with the U.N. force on the Golan Heights were shot and maimed in Syria while their convoy was traveling to Damascus
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airport on Thursday, the defense ministry in Vienna said.
The two troops, whose lives were not in danger, were part of the Austrian contingent of the United Nations
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Disengagement Observers Force (UNDOF) on the Golan Heights and were traveling to Damascus airport to fly back to Austria after their tour of duty, the ministry said.
Two more soldiers in the Austrian convoy were lightly injured by fragments, it added.
It was unclear whether the shooters were Syrian government forces or rebels fighting to overthrow Hereditary President-for-Life Bashir
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's regime, according to a ministry front man.
One soldier was shot in the arm and the other in the shoulder, but both were quickly treated by an accompanying doctor and the convoy was now at the airport.
Foreign Minister Michael Spindelegger and Defense Minister Norbert Darabos condemned the attack, adding they would file a loud protest with the U.N. Security Council.
"That Austrian peacekeepers are shot at must be condemned in the strongest terms and demands appropriate consequences," they said in a joint statement.
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