UNDOF chief confirms 'shooting' on Syria-Israel border

June 6, 2013 13:28

PARIS - The head of the United Nations' peacekeeping operations confirmed on Thursday there had been incidents on the Syrian-Israeli border.

"Yes there was shooting," Herve Ladsous told reporters during a visit to Paris, adding the UN would maintain its involvement in the nearby Golan Heights region. Earlier, rebels seized a UN-manned border crossing linking Israel and Syria on Thursday, according to local activists.

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