The Philippine government on Sunday welcomed the release of its 21 UN peacekeepers after they were freed by Syrian rebels and crossed into Jordan, where officials waited to receive them.
An Israeli military vehicle patrols in the Golan Heights near the Syrian village of Jamla on March 9, 2013. Filipino UN peacekeepers seized by Syrian rebels on the Golan arrived in Jordan on Saturday, hours after their captors released them from an ordeal of more than three days.
The troops, members of a UN force monitoring a 1974 ceasefire between Syria and Israel, were abducted on Wednesday.
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