United Nations

Eight UN Peacekeepers Based in Syria Retreat to Israel

Feared for their lives as fighting between rebels and government forces continued in the village of Jamala


Eight peacekeepers from the United Nations Disengagement Force abandoned their posts near southern Syria on Friday, and traveled to the Israel-Syria border.

After leaving their posts in the demilitarized zone between Israel and Syria, the soldiers were brought into Israel by the Israel Defense Forces, acting in coordination with UNDOF command. The soldiers are currently at an UNDOF post near Quneitra, in Israeli territory.