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Violence in Syria raises questions over viability of UN peacekeeping in Golan

Sep 18, 2014    

Camp Ziouani, Golan Heights For four decades, a multinational United Nations mission has quietly monitored the sleepy Golan Heights providing a symbol of stability between bitter enemies as it enforced a truce between Israel and Syria.But as Syria has plunged into civil war and the peacekeepers themselves have become targets of al-Qaida-linked rebels, the UN observer force has begun to fall apart, leaving its future and the prospects for ever establishing peace in this rugged area of the Middle East in doubt.Since Israel seized the Golan Heights from Syria in the 1967 Mideast war, a withdra...

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