Philippines: UN peacekeepers held by Syrian rebels freed

May 12, 2013 10:24

MANILA - Philippine Foreign Minister Albert del Rosario said on Sunday four Filipino UN peacekeepers held by Syrian rebels in the Golan Heights had been released.

Al Jazeera English television reported that the four, captured on the ceasefire line between Syria and the Israeli Golan Heights last week, had been freed and "transferred to Israel".

Del Rosario said his ministry would issue a statement later in the day.

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