Middle East

Syrian rebels seize 4 UN peacekeepers on Golan

A picture taken from the Israeli annexed Golan Heights shows smoke rising following explosions in a Syrian village near the Israeli border on May 7, 2013. The conflict between President Bashar al-Assad's government and rebel forces has divided the Middle East, with his allies -- Iran and Lebanon's Hezbollah -- lined up against Gulf states which back the uprising. AFP PHOTO/MENAHEM KAHANA





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