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February 25, 2021

UN adviser missing on Israel-Syria border is a Canadian

The UN staffer who disappeared several days ago in the Syrian Golan Heights is a Canadian citizen working with the UN peacekeeping mission there, sources familiar with the missing man told The Times of Israel.Carl Campeau, a Canadian legal adviser, was stationed at the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force base on the Syrian side of the demilitarized zone separating Israel and Syria until he went missing several days ago. Attempts by The Times of Israel to contact Campeau on his cell phone and at his office were unsuccessful.The UNDOF spokesperson refused to respond to inquiries by The Times of Israel concerning the missing staff person.The Canadian Embassy in Israel responded to an inquiry regarding Campeau saying, “We are pursuing all appropriate channels to seek further information.”The embassy would not officially confirm that Campeau was the missing UN staffer.Canada officially withdrew its contingent from the peacekeeping force on the Syrian border in September 2012.The United Nations confirmed Monday that a member of the UNDOF staff was not accounted for and that the UN was “in touch with the relevant parties to determine what has happened.”

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