Twenty one UN peacekeepers captured by Syrian rebels and held for three days in a southern Syrian village crossed the border into Jordan on Saturday, two rebel sources told Reuters.
"They are all on the Jordanian side now and they are in good health," said Abu Mahmoud, a rebel with the Yarmouk Martyrs brigade which detained the peacekeepers in the village of Jamla on Wednesday. He said he had crossed over into Jordan with them.A UN report in December said both the Syrian army and rebels had entered the demilitarized area between Syrian and Israeli forces. It said that violence in the area showed the potential for escalation across the frontier, jeopardizing the ceasefire between the two countries.
Officials have expressed growing worries about security in the desert region which borders Israel and is home to a number of tourist resorts.
"The Minister of Interior has raised the level of emergency in North and South Sinai after receiving information that jihadist groups intend to attack police buildings there," Interior Ministry official General Osama Ismail said, according to MENA.
In August last year Islamist militant gunmen killed at least 15 Egyptian policemen in an assault on a police station at the border between Egypt and Israel, before seizing two military vehicles and attempting to storm the border.
It was the deadliest incident in Egypt's tense Sinai border region in decades. Israel has accused Palestinian militants in Gaza of involvement in militant activity in Sinai, where insecurity has grown since Hosni Mubarak was toppled in Egypt's 2011 revolution.
12 Things That Just Happened That Show The Next Wave Of The Economic Collapse Is Almost Here
Are we running out of time? For the last several years, we have been living in a false bubble of hope that has been fueled by massive amounts of debt and bailout money. This illusion of economic stability has convinced most people that the great economic crisis of 2008 was just an "aberration" and that now things are back to normal. Unfortunately, that is not the case at all. The truth is that the financial crash of 2008 was just the first wave of our economic troubles. We have not even come close to recovering from that wave, and the next wave of the economic collapse is rapidly approaching. Our economy is like a giant sand castle that has been built on a foundation of debt and toilet paper currency. As each wave of the crisis hits us, the solutions that our leaders will present to us will involve even more debt and even more money printing. And each time, those "solutions" will only make our problems even worse. Right now, events are unfolding in Europe and in the United States that are pushing us toward the next major crisis moment. I sincerely hope that we have some more time before the next crisis overwhelms us, but as you will see, time is rapidly running out.
So what comes next?
Well, everyone should keep watching Europe very closely, and it will also be important to keep an eye on Wall Street. There are a whole bunch of indications that the stock market is at or near a peak. For example, just check out what one prominent stock market analyst recently had to say...
"Every reliable technical tool is warning of major peaking action," said Walter Zimmerman, the senior technical analyst at United-ICAP. "This includes sentiment, momentum, classical chart patterns, and Elliott wave analysis.
"Most of the rally in the stock market since 2009 can be chalked up to the Federal Reserve’s attempt to create a ‘wealth effect’ through higher stock market prices. This only exacerbates the downside risk. Why? The stock market no is longer a lead indicator for the economy. It is instead reflecting Fed manipulation. Pushing the stock market higher while the real economy languishes has resulted in another bubble.
"The next leg down will not be a partial correction of the advance since the 2009 lows. It will be another major financial crisis. The worst is yet to come."
Sadly, most people will continue to deny that anything is wrong until it is far too late.
Many areas of Europe are already experiencing economic depression, and it is only a matter of time before the U.S. follows suit.
Time is running out, and I hope that you are getting ready.
We can now see the police state in America reaching an all time high. From cameras on almost every street corner to police armed with automatic weapons patrolling bus and train stations, this tops it all off.
In a tyrannical push to intimidate the American public armored tanks are now being displayed in public. But what is even more disturbing is the fact that the vehicle in question is Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected by classification.
Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP; pron.:/ˈɛmræp/em-rap) vehicles are a family of armored fighting vehicles used by the US armed forces, among others. The purpose of the design is surviving improvised explosive device (IED) attacks and ambushes. The first developments in armored vehicles designed specifically to counter the land mine threat took place during the 1972–1980 Rhodesian Bush War and the technology was subsequently matured in South Africa.
Why would we need these on the streets of America? Is something coming that is being withheld from the American people?