Friday 23 March 2018

WATCH: Emotional scenes as Irish troops return from Syria a day later than expected

Irish peacekeepers had to hold on a day longer before being reunited with their loved ones after an unfortunate delay - but for the 130 troops it was well worth the wait.

Emotional scenes unfolded at Casement Aerodrome in Baldonnell as the 55th Infantry Group returned home from a six-month tour of duty in the Golan Heights in Syria.

Children, partners, parents and siblings waited excitedly for their arrival, with many holding homemade banners aloft.

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