Islamist Nusra Front kidnaps UN peacekeepers on Golan Heights
Syrian rebels from the al-Nusra front in the Golan Heights have kidnapped 40 Philippine peacekeepers
from the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force between Israel and Syria.
The al-Arabiya network
reported that militants fighting with Jabhat al-Nusra, affiliated with
al-Qaeda, kidnapped soldiers of the UN Disengagement Observer Force
(UNDOF) in the Golan Heights. According to reports, those abducted
include 40 soldiers of Philippine origin.
Meanwhile, Irish forces in the same group are reported to be hunkered down, but safe.
And this is really likely to convince other countries to send their troops to this area as 'peacekeeping forces'....
Labels: al-Qaeda, Golan Heights, Ireland, Nusra Front, Philippines, Syrian uprising, UNDOF