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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

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 region.
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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At 3:54 PM, Blogger Knighted Vorpal Sword said...

UNDOF is not a "peacekeeping force," it's an "observer force." Israel does not have a "peace agreement" with Syria, therefore there's no peacekeeping force.

A subtle, but important difference.


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