Home > News > World
Sunday August 31, 2014 MYT 4:05:03 AM
Sunday August 31, 2014 MYT 4:06:02 AM
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Islamist militants surrounding 40 Filipino peacekeepers in Israeli-occupied Golan Heights have reinforced their siege with fighters who arrived in more than 20 vehicles, U.N. diplomatic sources told Reuters on Saturday.
"As we speak more rebels in more than 20 vehicles are approaching and reinforcing the siege around Position 68," a diplomat source said on condition of anonymity. The source added that the reinforcements began arriving at 11:00 p.m. local time.
The United Nations says 32 other Philippine peacekeepers were rescued in a firefight earlier on Saturday. The militants surrounding the peacekeepers have been battling the Syrian army on the Golan Heights. Another 44 Fijian peacekeepers have been detained by militants nearby since Thursday.
(Reporting by Louis Charbonneau; Editing by David Gregorio)
Stage set for landmark U.S. Supreme Court gay marriage arguments
Japan's Prime Minister Abe says 'heart aches' over WW II sex slaves
U.N. chief deplores Israeli actions in 2014 Gaza conflict
Next stop – Sensational Singapore
How Malaysians abroad are bridging a skills gap
10 ways to discover Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef
Paytm adds mobile marketplace app for e-merchants
Visa-free access for 30 countries to Indonesia
Getting rid of Aedes mosquitoes
Copyright © 1995-2015 Star Publications (M) Bhd (Co No 10894-D)