Syria rebels reinforce siege of U.N. peacekeepers on Golan Heights: U.N. sources
UN peacekeepers gather at the UN headquarters next to the Quneitra crossing, the only border crossing between Israel and Syria, in the Golan Heights on August 30, 2014. (Ahmad Gharbabli / AFP/Getty Images / August 30, 2014)
"As we speak more rebels in more than 20 vehicles are approaching and reinforcing the siege around Position 68," a diplomat source said on condition of anonymity. The source added that the reinforcements began arriving at 11:00 p.m. local time.
The United Nations says 32 other Philippine peacekeepers were rescued in a firefight earlier on Saturday. The militants surrounding the peacekeepers have been battling the Syrian army on the Golan Heights. Another 44 Fijian peacekeepers have been detained by militants nearby since Thursday.
(Reporting by Louis Charbonneau; Editing by David Gregorio)