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Syria rebels seize UN peacekeepers, take key city

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Syrian rebels on Wednesday said they seized some 20 UN peacekeepers in the Golan Heights between Syria and Israel as rebels took total control of the key northern city of Raqa. 

Rebels celebrate in a street on March 4, 2013, in the northern Syrian city of Raqa after capturing the city. Syrian rebels on Wednesday said they seized some 20 UN peacekeepers in the Golan Heights between Syria and Israel as rebels took total control of Raqa.

UN deputy spokesman Eduardo del Buey told reporters the UN Disengagement Force (UNDOF) had reported that "approximately 30 armed fighters stopped and detained about 20 peacekeepers within the area of limitation."

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