Al Qaeda abducts 43 UN Fiji observers on Golan
The Syrian branch of Al Qaeda, Jabhat al Nusra, Thursday captured 43 Fijian UNDORF personnel at the Quneitra crossing of the Golan. The Islamists have surrounded 81 more UN positions in the Golan buffer zone. The peacekeepers may have be held as hostages in the battle between Syrian rebels and Syrian troops for control of the Quneitra crossing, in which the US, the UN and Israel are involved. Read DEBKAfile’s earlier report on the Golan arena.