7 May 2013

Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York

Secretary-General Calls for Immediate Release of Four Peacekeepers


Of United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF)


The following statement was issued today by the Spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:

The Secretary-General strongly condemns the detention of four UNDOF (United Nations Disengagement Observer Force) peacekeepers by armed elements in the vicinity of Al Jamla, in the area of limitation and calls for their immediate release.

The Secretary-General reminds all actors in Syria that UNDOF is mandated to monitor the Disengagement of Forces Agreement between Israel and Syria.  The Secretary-General calls on all parties to respect UNDOF’s freedom of movement and safety and security.

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