The Department of Foreign Affairs (EDA) recommended to the Filipinos living in Syria on Friday that they take the necessary precautions after militant Islamists have massacred more than 200 people in a series of attacks in the south of the country ] Although no Filipinos were reported among the victims, the Philippine Embassy in Damascus said it was ready to assist and repatriate each of the estimated 1,000 Filipinos still in Syria.
The Philippines also accepted condolences in Syria following the coordinated attacks by militant Islamic states in Sweida province
"We are mourning the families of the more than 200 people who have lost their lives in the recent terrorist acts of the Islamic State" , Foreign Minister US Secretary of State Alan Peter Cayetano said in a statement
According to the DFA, the Philippine Embassy in Damascus has reported that at least 150 more people have been injured, but no Filipinos
Chargè d & # 39; affaires Alex Lamadrid She said the embassy is in contact with two Filipino women in Sweida, who are married to Syrian nationals. Both reported that she and her children were safe.
"We call on our remaining Kababayans in Syria to be vigilant and take the necessary precautions to ensure their safety," said Lamadrid. / muf
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