Syria clashes in area where UN troops were seized

In this Wednesday, March 6, 2013 image taken from video obtained from the Ugarit News, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, a Free Syrian Army fighter stands next to United Nations Disengagement Observer vehicle near Golan Heights in the southern province of Daraa, Syria. Clashes between Syrian troops and rebel fighters flared on Thursday near an area where armed fighters linked to the opposition abducted 21 U.N. peacekeepers a day earlier. In an online video, a man identified as a spokesman for the Martyrs of Yarmouk Brigades said his group will hold the peacekeepers until Assad’s forces withdraw from Jamlah. (AP Photo/Ugarit News via AP video)BEIRUT (AP) — Clashes between Syrian troops and rebels flared close to Israeli-controlled territory Thursday, a day after rebels detained 21 U.N. peacekeepers in the area in another destabilizing twist to the country's two-year-old conflict.

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