UN: Peacekeeper release delayed due to darkness

The UN says arrangements for the release of 21 peacekeepers being held by Syrian rebels were made but were called off because the conditions deemed unsafe due to the "late hour and darkness".

Efforts to secure their release will continue tomorrow, according to Reuters.

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Fighters detain UN peacekeepers

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