Australia: 3 June 1974 to present.
Strength: Unknown. Quoted by the ADF as "a few".
Area of Operations (AO): Syria (including the Golan Heights) Amman - Jordan, Beirut – Lebanon, Cairo & Ismalia – Arab Republic of Egypt (ARE), Gaza, Damascus, Tiberius – Israel, Naquoura, Nahariya, Jerusalem and Tel Aviv.
Purpose: To supervise the cease-fire between Israel and Syria; to supervise the redeployment of Syrian and Israeli forces; and to establish a buffer zone, as provided in the Agreement on Disengagement between Israeli and Syrian Forces of May 1974.
Comments: All Australian officers are unarmed have been detached from the UNTSO mission.
Veteran Entitlement Act (VEA) : Schedule 3; 3 Jun 1974 onward.
Service Type: Non-warlike.
Gazette: S102 of 27 Mar 01 and S418 of 4 Nov 02
Awards & Qualifying Periods:
- Australian Service Medal (ASM) (1945-1975) with Clasp "MIDDLE EAST"
- Australian Service Medal (ASM) (1975-Present) with Clasp "MIDDLE EAST"
- UNTSO Medal. Force assigned - 6 months. Australians have not been eligible for the UNDOF Medal as they were seconded to this mission for less than 90 days.
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