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40 UN peacekeepers escape from IS besiegement in Golan Heights

English.news.cn   2014-08-31 11:18:27

UNITED NATIONS, Aug. 30 (Xinhua) -- The United Nations said here Saturday night that its 40 Philippine peacekeepers trapped by Islamic militants in the Golan Heights had managed to escape.

The peacekeepers arrived in a safe location shortly after midnight local time on Sunday, the UN said.

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"The United Nations has received assurances from credible sources that the 44 peacekeepers from the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) who were taken from their position on the morning of Thursday, 28 August, are safe and in good health," the spokesman said in an emailed note to the press here. Full Story

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