The 21 UN peacekeepers taken hostages in the Golan are expected to be freed on Saturday after the Syrian regime agreed to observe a ceasefire in deal with the United Nations, a watchdog said.
A UN peacekeeper uses his binoculars on an observation tower in the demilitarized United Nations Disengagement Observer Force zone inside the Golan Heights, on March 8, 2013. In New York the UN said efforts to secure the peacekeepers would resume on Saturday.
In New York the United Nations said efforts to secure the Filipinos would resume on Saturday after they were halted on Friday amid intense shelling of the area by regime forces.
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