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UNITED NATIONS, March 6 (Reuters) - 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. (Reporting By Louis Charbonneau; Editing by Sandra Maler)