Syrian rebels capture UN peacekeepers after clashes near Israeli-occupied Golan Heights
Syrian rebels in Aleppo (AFP image used for illustrative purposes)
Syrian rebel faction the Yarmouk Martyrs Brigade said on Tuesday that it's holding UN peacekeepers for their own safety, following clashes near the Syria-Israel border.
The rebel group's statement was accompanied by a picture showing four men wearing UN-marked flak jackets marked "Philippines", Reuters reported.
A UN spokesperson said that four of the organisation's peacekeepers had been detained near the Syrian border with the Golan Heights.