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UN: Philippine Peacekeepers Safe After 'Greatest Escape'

The United Nations said all the Philippine peacekeepers seized by Syrian rebels in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights last week are now safe, but 44 Fijian peacekeepers are still missing. Philippine military chief General Gregorio Catapang said 40 of its peacekeepers engaged in a seven-hour firefight Saturday with Syrian insurgents, but fled to safety during the night in what he called "the greatest escape." The 40 peacekeepers were besieged at an encampment called Rwihana,...

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