UN Peacekeepers on the Golan at Risk

Schenker, David; Herzog, Michael; Tabler, Andrew J.; White, Jeffrey
January 2013
Washington Institute for Near East Policy: PolicyWatch;2013, p1
The article focuses on the risks faced by the United Nations (UN) peacekeepers at Golan Heights in Syria. It mentions the March 6, 2014 incident where twenty-one Filipino soldiers serving with UN Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) were abducted in the Syrian demilitarized zone. It cites the presence of rebel combat units including the Yarmouk Martyrs Brigade in the Golan heights as one that contributes to the increasng danger for the UNDOF.


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