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The government said Friday the Self-Defense Forces participation in the U.N. peacekeeping operations on the Golan Heights will be extended for another six months until Sept. 30.

The decision, made at a Cabinet meeting, came in response to a U.N. Security Council decision in December to extend the mission of the U.N. Disengagement Observer Force on the Golan Heights in southern Syria, officials said.

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