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UN: Philippine Peacekeepers Seized in Golan Heights Now Safe

The United Nations says all its Philippine peacekeepers seized by Syrian rebels in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights last week are now safe. The U.N. Disengagement Observer Force,or UNDOF said Sunday that all 40 Philippine peacekeepers were able to leave their location under a cease-fire agreement. Earlier, Philippine military chief General Gregorio Catapang said the peacekeepers had engaged in a seven-hour firefight with the rebels before the cease-fire deal. More than 70...

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