Report: Detained UN peacekeepers will be released

Syria's main opposition leader has said the 21 UN peacekeepers who were detained by armed fighters on the Syrian-Israeli border are safe and will be released, US news anchor Christiane Amanpour reports.

She tweeted that the head of Syria's main opposition bloc Moaz al-Khatib has said the peacekeepers were not kidnapped.

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BREAKING NEWS EXCLUSIVE: #Syria’s Opposition President tells me U.N. Peacekeepers safe and sound and will be released...

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... Moaz al-Khatib says U.N. Peacekeepers were not kidnapped, but according to him were removed from the battlefield for their own safety.

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Fighters detain UN peacekeepers

The United Nations says around 20 peacekeepers have been detained by armed fighters near Golan Heights.