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  • Putin: Russian troops can replace Austrians on Golan Heights

    June 7, 2013 | 11:13 am

    Russia is ready to replace peacekeepers from Austria in the Golan Heights, President Vladimir Putin said.

    Putin’s statement on Thursday, Reuters reported, was in reaction to an announcement by the Austrian government, which said it would recall its troops from a U.N. monitoring...

  • Austrian peacekeepers quitting U.N. force amid heavy fighting at Syria-Israel border

    June 6, 2013 | 2:29 pm

    Austria withdrew its soldiers from the U.N. peacekeeping force on the Golan Heights following battles between Syrian troops and rebels.

    On Thursday, Austria said it would be withdrawing its 380 soldiers — more than one-third of the U.N. Disengagement Observer Force that has been...