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U.N. troops clash with Syrian rebels near Golan; some flee into Israel
U.N. troops clash with Syrian rebels near Golan; some flee into Israel

Syrian opposition rebels, including fighters from the Al-Qaeda-affiliated Nusra Front, clashed on Saturday with U.N. peacekeepers after a tense two-day standoff near the disputed Golan Heights, according to officials and activists. Firefights were reported to have broken out between 40 Filipino members of the U.N. Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) and the rebel forces on Saturday morning, after the peacekeepers refused to surrender their weapons to the rebels. No casualties were reported, according to a spokesman for the Philippines Armed Forces, Lt. Ramon Zagala. "There was a firefight but I would like to assure everyone that our troops are safe at the moment," Zagola...

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