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Syrian rebels seize U.N. peacekeepers near Golan Heights
Posted By admin On March 7, 2013 @ 6:35 am In World News | Comments Disabled
March 7, 2013
Syrian rebels have seized a convoy of U.N. peacekeepers near the Golan Heights and say they will hold them captive until President Bashar al-Assad’s forces pull back from a rebel-held village which has seen heavy recent fighting.
The capture was announced in rebel videos posted on the Internet and confirmed on Wednesday by the United Nations, which said about 20 peacekeepers had been detained.
The seizure is the most direct threat to U.N. personnel in the nearly two-year-old uprising against Assad, and Human Rights Watch said it was investigating the same brigade for past executions.
It came on the day Britain said it would increase aid to the opposition forces and the Arab League gave a green light to member states to arm the rebels.
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