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UN group seized on Syrian Golan still held

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A group of 21 UN peacekeepers seized by Syrian rebels on the Golan were still being held on Saturday after a two-hour truce during which their release had been expected, a watchdog said. 

Filipino UN peacekeepers cross the Quneitra checkpoint between Israel and Syria in the Golan Heights on March 9, 2013. A group of 21 UN peacekeepers seized by Syrian rebels on the Golan were still being held on Saturday after a two-hour truce during which their release had been expected, a watchdog said.

"There is nothing new. They have still not been freed, even though the rebels insist they are ready to free them at any moment," said Syrian Observatory for Human Rights director Rami Abdel Rahman, who was in contact with the kidnappers.

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