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Russia’s U.N. Ambassador Vitaly Churkin speaks Wednesday at the stakeout area outside the United Nations Security Council. Churkin said talks are under way between U.N. officials and UNDOF, and the captors of 20 UN peacekeepers in the Golan Heights by a group of armed fighters linked to the Syrian opposition.

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UN says 21 peacekeepers detained on Golan Heights

Armed fighters linked to the Syrian opposition detained 21 U.N. peacekeepers Wednesday in the increasingly volatile zone separating Israeli and Syrian troops on the Golan Heights, a new escalation in the spillover of Syria’s civil war.

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