Syrian rebels free 21 U.N. peacekeepers
Jordanian Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh greets U.N. peacekeepers after their release on the Syria-Jordan border Saturday.
March 9th, 2013
10:43 AM ET

Syrian rebels free 21 U.N. peacekeepers

Twenty-one U.N. peacekeepers detained by Syrian rebels this week have been handed over to Jordanian authorities at the border with Syria, the Free Syrian Army told CNN Saturday.

Rebels had detained the peacekeepers, identified by the Philippine government as Filipino, in a Syrian village near the Golan Heights.

Syrian opposition coalition President Moaz al-Khatib says the rebels took the peacekeepers for their own safety due to fighting there. The peacekeepers reportedly are unharmed.

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  1. saywhat

    Strange how our media dubs rebels which we do not like as 'islamists" like in Mali & elsewhere but in Syria where we are aiding them they are just 'rebels'.

    March 9, 2013 at 12:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • BOMBO

      It all depends on what one is rebelling against. How would James Dean, or Marlon Brando in the Wild One be classified, if they were Muslim?

      March 10, 2013 at 1:32 am | Report abuse |