A United Nations vehicle drives near the Syrian village of Al Jamla, close to the ceasefire line between Israel and Syria, as seen from the Israeli occupied Golan Heights March 5, 2013. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

United Nations - The U.N. Security Council on Wednesday condemned the seizure of a group of U.N. peacekeepers by Syrian rebels near the Golan Heights and demanded their immediate release.

“The members of the Security Council strongly condemned the detention of a group of more than 20 peacekeepers ... by armed elements of the Syrian opposition,” Russian U.N. Ambassador Vitaly Churkin, this month's president of the 15-nation council, told reporters. - Reuters