Security Council warns of Syrian civil war’s impact on UN force in Golan Heights

The Security Council today extended the nearly 40-year-old United Nations observer force in the Golan Heights for another six months, calling on all parties in the Syrian civil war to cease military actions in the area.

Security Council concerned at fighting in Golan Heights, possible troop withdrawals

Members of the Security Council today expressed their concern at the resurgence of fighting in the Golan Heights and at the prospect of countries withdrawing their troops from the United Nations peacekeeping mission tasked with monitoring the longstanding ceasefire between Israel and Syria.

UN Security Council condemns temporary detention of peacekeepers, looting in Golan

Members of the Security Council have ‘strongly condemned’ the looting of a UN observation post in the Golan Heights and the temporary detention of three peacekeepers, the third such incident in the past two months.

Ban welcomes release of peacekeepers detained in Golan, appreciates assistance of Qatar, others

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the safe release of the four United Nations peacekeepers captured last week while on patrol in the Golan Heights.

Ban welcomes safe release of UN peacekeepers detained in Golan

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the release of the 21 United Nations peacekeepers who had been detained last week in the Golan Heights.

Blue helmets seized in Golan safe but remain captive – UN peacekeeping chief

The head of United Nations peacekeeping operations said today that the blue helmets seized in the Golan Heights two days ago are all safe but remain detained, adding that the world body is working to secure their release as quickly as possible.

Ban and Security Council demand release of UN peacekeepers held in Golan Heights

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the Security Council strongly condemned the detention today by “armed elements of the Syrian opposition” of a group of United Nations peacekeepers who monitor the ceasefire in the Golan Heights between Israel and Syria, and demanded their immediate release.