Latest News Wires Syrian rebels clash with UN peacekeepers in Golan Heights

On Saturday, al-Qaida-linked Syrian militants surrounded several UN peacekeeper encampments in the Golan Heights. Some Filipino peacekeepers have escaped or been evacuated, but 44 were captured by rebel groups Wednesday. 

By , Associated Press

Clashes erupted between al-Qaida-linked Syrian rebels and U.N. peacekeepers in the Golan Heights on Saturday after the militants surrounded their encampment, activists and officials said, as the international organization risked being sucked further into the conflict.