UN demands end to military action in Golan Heights


UNITED NATIONS - The UN Security Council is strongly condemning the recent intense fighting between the Syrian government and opposition

forces in the Golan Heights and demanding an end to all military activity in the area that has separated Syrian and Israeli forces since 1974.


A resolution unanimously adopted by the council Wednesday echoes Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's finding that ongoing military activities in the area of separation "have the potential to escalate tensions" between Israel and Syria, jeopardize the cease-fire between the two countries and pose a risk to civilians and U.N. personnel.


The resolution extends the U.N. mission monitoring the Israeli-Syrian cease-fire until Dec. 31. (AP)