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Golan Heights

Austrian UN troops begin pullout from Golan Heights

Austrian troops in the UN monitoring force on the Golan Heights began withdrawing on Wednesday, days after Vienna decided to quit the mission over security concerns, an AFP photographer said.

Wednesday, 12 June, 2013, 4:06pm

UN seeks fresh Golan troops after Austria pullout

The UN force in the Golan Heights was thrown into disarray on Thursday after Austria withdrew its troops and two peacekeepers were injured as Syrian government and rebel fighters battled for a border crossing.

Peacekeepers from the Philippines and India were wounded by mortar shrapnel as the Syrians fought for the strategic crossing, according to diplomats.

7 Jun 2013 - 10:59am

Shots from Syria hit Israel-occupied Golan Heights, says military

Shots fired from Syria hit the central Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, a military spokeswoman said yesterday, causing no harm or damage. The spokeswoman said the shots were from small arms, and "most likely were stray bullets, we don't know if it was intentional".

21 May 2013 - 2:15am

Philippines may pull peacekeepers from Golan

The Philippines said on Friday it may quickly withdraw from a United Nations peacekeeping force in the Golan Heights because of security concerns, following the abduction of four Filipino troops.

10 May 2013 - 6:43pm

Syrian civil war divides the Damascus-loyalist Druze in Golan

With the sound of fighting between Damascus troops and rebels booming from just across the armistice line that separates them from their compatriots, some among the Golan's 20,000 Druze are beginning to question their longstanding devotion to the Syrian regime.

2 Apr 2013 - 2:59am