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30 August 2014, 22:08

Nearly three dozen trapped U.N. peacekeepers safely rescued in Golan

Nearly three dozen U.N. peacekeepers from the Philippines who had been surrounded for days by Islamist militants on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights were rescued during a firefight on Saturday, U.N. officials said, Reuters reported. "They were safely extracted, nearly three dozen of them," a U.N. official told Reuters on condition of anonymity. Other U.N. officials confirmed it. Officials in the Philippines have said all 72 of the trapped Filipino peacekeepers were safe. The U.N. officials...