Secretary-General, Condemning Detention of 21 Peacekeepers by Syrian Opposition Elements, Calls for Their Immediate Release

6 March 2013
SG/SM/14851-PKO/331

Secretary-General, Condemning Detention of 21 Peacekeepers by Syrian Opposition Elements, Calls for Their Immediate Release

6 March 2013
Secretary-General
SG/SM/14851
PKO/331
Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York

Secretary-General, Condemning Detention of 21 Peacekeepers by Syrian


Opposition Elements, Calls for Their Immediate Release

 


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


The Secretary-General condemns the detention of 21 United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) 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.  UNDOF’s freedom of movement and safety and security must be respected by all parties.


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