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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.

Security Council extends UN peacekeeping force in Golan Heights

The Security Council today extended until 30 June 2013 the mandate of the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF), which monitors the ceasefire in the Golan Heights between Israel and Syria, and expressed grave concern at recent violations by the Syrian Armed Forces in the mission’s area of operations.

Security Council extends UN force in Golan Heights for six more months

The Security Council today extended the mandate of the United Nations force monitoring the ceasefire in the Golan Heights between Israel and Syria until 31 December 2012.

Security Council extends mandate of UN force in Golan Heights by six months

The Security Council today agreed to extend the mandate of the United Nations force monitoring the ceasefire in the Golan Heights between Israel and Syria for another six months, voicing grave concern that recent events have put the long-held ceasefire in jeopardy.

Ban recommends six-month extension of UN force in Golan Heights

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has recommended that the Security Council extend the mandate of the United Nations force monitoring the ceasefire between Israel and Syria on the Golan Heights for six more months, and stressed the need to ensure unimpeded freedom of movement for the peacekeepers.

Security Council extends UN disengagement force on Israeli-Syrian front

The Security Council today renewed the 35-year-old United Nations mission observing the ceasefire between Israel and Syria on the Golan Heights for another six months, after Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called its presence “essential” due to overlying regional tensions despite calm on that particular front.