Syria: UN ambassador, Golan Heights controlled by al Nusra

Al Qaida-linked group are using peacekeepers' weapons

17 September, 10:49

    UN peacekeepers over the past few days have abandoned their posts on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights for security reasons UN peacekeepers over the past few days have abandoned their posts on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights for security reasons

    (ANSAmed) - NEW YORK - A number of Syrian rebels from the al Qaida-linked al Nusra extremist group have gained control of the Syrian side of the Golan Heights and are using the weapons, uniforms and vehicles of UN peacekeepers who have recently left their post, according to the Syrian ambassador to the UN, Bashaar Jaafari.

    The UN Security Council will have to examine the situation at a meeting over the next few hours.(ANSAmed).

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