UN staffer missing on Golan Heights is Canadian lawyer
A United Nations staffer who was reported missing
on the Golan Heights on Tuesday is apparently a Canadian lawyer
Eduardo Del Buey, deputy spokesman for the secretary general, told a
media briefing in New York that an employee working with the
peacekeeping mission along the Golan Heights is unaccounted for in the
He would not confirm a name or nationality, but media reports in
Israel identify the man as Carl Campeau, a Canadian legal adviser.
Del Buey refused all other comment.
The Times of Israel reports that the staffer was stationed with the
UN Disengagement Observer Force, which is based on the Syrian side of
the demilitarized zone separating the two countries.
Troops loyal to the regime of President Bashar Assad have apparently
fled the Golan Heights, leaving rebel forces in control of the area.
Campeau has apparently been missing for several days.
Government sources said Campeau is a civilian working directly for the
United Nations and is not acting on behalf of the Canadian government.
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