Screenshot from video purportedly showing rebels with a UN-marked vehicle
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Philippines demand release of UN peacekeepers in Syria

The Philippines has demanded the immediate release of 21 of its nationals working as UN observers who have been kidnapped by rebels in Syria.

The group is being held by armed fighters near the Golan Heights.

They had been monitoring the ceasefire line between Syria and Israel, which captured the Heights in 1967

Amateur footage posted online, which can not be independently verified, appears to show rebels surrounding UN-marked vehicles.

Barbara Plett reports.

  • 07 Mar 2013
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