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Freed U.N. peacekeepers cross into Jordan from Syria

Saturday, Mar 09, 2013 - 00:52

March 9 - United Nations peacekeepers held by rebels for three days in southern Syria were released and taken by bus to Jordan. Deborah Gembara reports.

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Twenty-one United Nations peacekeepers held by rebels for three days in southern Syria are now free. They were brought by bus to Amman. SOUNDBITE: U.N. RESIDENT COORDINATOR TO JORDAN, CONSTANZA FARINA saying: "We were extremely relieved to know that the peacekeepers are safe and in good health in this very hospitable country which is Jordan." The delegation, from the Philippines, had been monitoring a ceasefire line between Syria and Israel in the Golan Heights when they were seized by rebels. Here --- they are reportedly along the border according to this video posted to a social media website whose content Reuters cannot independently verify. The group were taken hostage about six miles from the Syrian town of Jamla and were there since Wednesday.

Freed U.N. peacekeepers cross into Jordan from Syria

Saturday, Mar 09, 2013 - 00:52

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