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  • Fiji troops to join depleted Golan peacekeeping force

    June 17, 2013 | 1:32 pm

    Some 170 troops from Fiji will join the United Nations peacekeeping force on the Golan Heights in the wake of the withdrawal of Austrian troops.

    The new peacekeepers will arrive in the region at the end of the month, the United Nations announced Monday.

    Last week, the 380...

  • Syrian rebels take towns near ceasefire line with Israel

    March 21, 2013 | 3:16 am

    Syrian rebels have overrun several towns near Israel's Golan Heights in the past 24 hours, rebels and a monitoring group said on Thursday, fuelling tensions in the sensitive military zone.

    "We have been attacking government positions as the army has been shelling civilians, and...

  • U.N. curbs Golan patrols after peacekeepers seized, diplomats say

    March 14, 2013 | 7:54 am

    U.N. peacekeepers monitoring the ceasefire line between Syria and the Israel's Golan Heights have scaled back patrols after rebels detained 21 Filipino observers for three days last week, diplomats said on Thursday.

    The seizure of the unarmed observers highlighted the...

  • Syria rebels say they’re not in talks to free U.N. peacekeepers

    March 8, 2013 | 6:22 am

    Syrian rebels holding 21 U.N. peacekeepers near the Israel's Golan Heights in southern Syria said on Friday no talks were under way to free the men and gave no indication that they would be released soon.

    The men are part of the U.N. Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF), which...

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  • UN observers march out of Syria into Israel

    March 8, 2013 | 6:17 am

    A number of United Nations truce observers abandoned their posts in the Golan Heights and crossed the border into Israel.

    Ynet reported that the observers, who serve in the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force Zone deployed in the buffer zone that runs along the border...

  • Syria rebels want troop pullback before they free U.N. men

    March 7, 2013 | 8:45 am

    Rebels holding 21 U.N. peacekeepers near the Golan Heights in southern Syria say government forces must leave the area before they free their "guests", an activist in touch with the fighters said on Thursday.

    Rami Abdelrahman of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights quoted a...

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