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3 HOURS AGO - Arizona Republic

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Syrian rebels attack peacekeepers in Golan Heights

MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- Syrian rebels holding dozens of Fijian U.N. peacekeepers hostage attacked Filipino troops in the Golan Heights on Saturday, Philippine officials said....

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4 HOURS AGO - Reuters

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Firefight erupts between militants and Philippine peacekeepers in Golan Heights

MANILA (Reuters) - A firefight erupted on Saturday between a group of Philippine peacekeepers trapped in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights and Islamist militants who were surrounding their position, the defense chief of the Philippines said.

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12 HOURS AGO - The Guardian

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UN is told peacekeepers detained in Syria are safe, but no release in sight

Secretary-generals spokesman says the situation surrounding Fijian and Filipino peacekeepers is still very fluidThe United Nations has been told its peacekeepers detained in Syria are safe, but the situation remained very, very fluid on Friday, the secretary-generals spokesman said.Some radio contact had been made with the 72 peacekeepers from the Philippines who have been restricted to their positions, Stephane Dujarric ...

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13 HOURS AGO - Yahoo! News

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UN says detained peacekeepers in Syria are 'safe'

UN officials have received assurances that 44 peacekeepers detained by Syrian rebels in the Golan Heights are safe and in good health, a UN spokesman said. Syrian armed fighters, including some linked to the Al-Qaeda affiliate Al-Nusra Front, stormed a Golan Heights crossing on Wednesday, taking 44 troops from Fiji who were forced to surrender their weapons. The rebels surrounded ...

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19 HOURS AGO - Huffington Post

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U.N. Tries To Locate Peacekeepers Kidnapped By Syrian Group

By Luke Baker QUNEITRA, Golan Heights, Aug 29 (Reuters) - U.N. officials shuttled along the rocky frontier between Syria and the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights on Friday, trying to establish the whereabouts of 44 United Nations peacekeepers seized by al-Qaeda-linked militants inside Syria. Israeli forces took up positions at Quneitra, a fortified crossing between Syria and the Golan, barely 400 meters ...

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