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.


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


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


Fighters detain UN peacekeepers

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