U.N. vulnerable in Golan
U.N. peacekeepers in the Golan could be threatened by a spillover from the conflict in Syria, a senior U.N. official said Tuesday, according to AFP.
Although no casualties have been reported so far, "intense shelling and heavy clashes" between the Syrian army and rebels have taken place since August 17 in a U.N-patrolled zone between Israel and Syria, Oscar Fernandez-Taranco, assistant secretary-general for political affairs, told the news agency
As a result, said Fernandez-Taranco, peacekeepers have had to seek shelter.
"Incidents of threatening behavior against UNDOF personnel from armed members of the opposition were also reported," he said.
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