U.N. Peacekeepers Rescued After Attack by Al Qaeda-Linked Group in Syria
Dozens of U.N. peacekeepers have been rescued from the Syrian side of the Golan Heights after Syrian rebels with Al-Qaeda links surrounded a U.N. camp for days.
John Huddy joined Arthel Neville on America's News Headquarters and reported that nearly three dozen U.N. peacekeepers from the Philippines managed to escape Syria today during a firefight, crossing back into Israel.
U.N. forces that did not escape the Golan Heights camp remain under fire from the militants, and Israeli soldiers have been posted along the border.
All of this unfolds as the whereabouts of 44 U.N. workers taken by Islamic militants earlier this week remain unknown. A U.N. official, however, stated the workers are safe and in good health.
Huddy explained, "There is growing concern that U.N. peacekeepers in Syria will be drawn further into the conflict, as various rebel groups continue to battle the Syrian military."
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