Sunday, May 12, 2013

Syria rebels free U.N. peacekeepers held in Golan

Syrian rebels have freed four Filipino U.N. peacekeepers who they had captured on the ceasefire line between Syria and the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights last week, the Philippines' foreign minister said on Sunday.

Al Jazeera English television, monitored in Dubai, quoted sources as saying the four had been transferred to Israel.

Philippine Foreign Minister Albert del Rosario confirmed to Reuters in Manila that the four had been released. The ministry will issue a statement later in the day, he said.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/05/12/us-syria-crisis-peacekeepers-idUSBRE94B02120130512