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UN Peacekeepers Detained in Syria

The United Nations said Thursday 43 of its peacekeepers had been captured by an armed group on the border with Syria and Israel, and another 81 are unable to leave their positions near the border crossing. Militants with the Islamist al-Nusra front on Wednesday stormed the border post. It was unclear who was holding the U.N. personnel. In a statement, the U.N. said it was making every effort to secure the release of its peacekeepers and restore freedom of movement for the...

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