URGENT ¥¥¥ Filipino UN peacekeepers in Jordan: ambassador

Twenty-one Filipino UN peacekeepers seized by rebels in Syria are now in Jordan, Philippines ambassador in Amman Olivia V Palala told AFP on Saturday.

"They are apparently inside Jordanian territory now. I am heading to the borders to meet them," she said.

Earlier, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights earlier said the soldiers, who were abducted on Wednesday by rebels in the Golan, had been released and were on their way to the border with Jordan and freedom.