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UN chief demands immediate release of seized Fijian peacekeepers

01 September 2014 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday again called for the release of 44 Fijian peacekeepers seized in the Golan.


Trapped Filipino peacekeepers relocated to safe area in the Golan – UN

31 August 2014 – The United Nations said on Sunday that all 72 Filipino peacekeepers formerly surrounded by armed elements in two different locations in the Golan are now safe.


UN peacekeepers in the Golan come under renewed attack

30 August 2014 – The United Nations said its peacekeepers in the Golan were attacked by armed elements on Saturday, as efforts continue to achieve the safe release of 44 blue helmets detained on Thursday.


Detained peacekeepers in the Golan safe and in good health: UN

29 August 2014 – The United Nations said on Friday that it has received assurances from credible sources that the 44 peacekeepers who were taken from their positions in the Golan yesterday are safe and in good health.


Ban, Security Council deplore detention of UN peacekeepers in Golan

28 August 2014 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the Security Council today strongly condemned the detention of United Nations peacekeepers serving in the Golan amid increased fighting in the area between Syrian Government forces and armed elements, and demanded their immediate release.