Kidnapping of Peacekeepers Unprecedented for Golan Heights Force

The border zone in the Golan Heights had been largely unaffected by Syria’s uprising until March 6, when Syrian rebels seized 21 Filipino members of a United Nations peacekeepingmission from a disputed demilitarized buffer zone between Israel and Syria that has been monitored by U.N. forces since 1974.

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Mar 08, 2013
Richard Gowan
Middle East, Syria