The U.N. Secretary-General warns that “heavy clashes” in the area of separation on Syria’s border with Israel could “jeopardize the cease-fire between the two countries”.
U.N. Security Council expresses concern over Syrian regime’s use of barrel bombs.
The Associated Press & Israel Hayom Staff
The U.N. Security Council expressed concern on Wednesday about ongoing military activity on the Golan Heights by the Syrian army and opposition fighters and condemned the decapitation of five apparent members of Syria’s military.
A U.N. Peacekeeper on the Golan Heights – Photo: JINI
The council was briefed Wednesday on the U.N. peacekeeping force in the region, known as UNDOF, which was established after the 1973 Yom Kippur War.
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s most recent report on UNDOF warns that the “heavy clashes” in the area of separation “jeopardize the cease-fire between the two countries.”
A statement read by Luxembourg, which currently holds the council presidency, expressed concern about the continuing use of heavy weapons in the area, including barrel bombs.
Ban’s report on UNDOF says the five beheaded bodies were seen “in a location used by armed members of the opposition.”
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