Adviser to chief of UN Golan Force kidnapped

Sky Arabia reports that Carl Kampo, Austria-born legal advisor to UNDOF the force monitoring Israel-Syria ceasefire abducted on February 7

Roi Kais, Yoav Zitun

 

Sky Arabia reported Monday that an advisor to the commander of the United Nations force monitoring the ceasefire in the Golan Heights () was kidnapped on February 7.

Israel-Syria minefield border fenceAccording to reports, Carl Kampo is a legal advisor from Austria. No further details were immediately available and the report has not been officially confirmed.

Hezbollah-affiliated Al-Mayadeen TV also quoted reports saying that an advisor to the UNDOF commander was abducted. Several Lebanese media outlets quoted the Sky Arabia report.

הגדר החדשה בגבול סוריה

New fence on Israel-Syria border

Syrian rebels have recently gained control over several towns in the Golan area but it remains unclear whether they were involved in the kidnapping.

IDF sources believe that Syrian villages near the border are home to global terror operatives who may be planning a major attack. The IDF recently detected Syrian intelligence gatherers who disguised themselves as shepherds and in response deployed combatants from elite units in the area.

לוחמים במעבר קונייטרה (צילום: אביהו שפירא)

IDF forces in Quneitra crossing – Photo: Avihu Shapira

UNDOF Commander Iqbal Singh Singha was recently summoned for a meeting by the Syrian Foreign Ministry following reports of an alleged Israeli strike in Syria. According to the SANA news agency, Damascus formally protested the alleged strike claiming that Israel had violated the 1974 ceasefire agreement.

In response, the United Nations chief’s spokesman stated that UNDOF did not detect any Israeli warplanes entering Syrian airspace. He further noted that there were severe weather conditions at the time of the alleged Israeli airspace intrusion.

 

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