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date: 29 February 2020

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This chapter focuses on the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF), a peacekeeping mission deployed by the UN Security Council in June 1974 to oversee the ceasefire between Israel and Syria following the October 1973 Middle East war, supervise the mutual disengagement of Israeli and Syrian forces, monitor compliance with areas of separation and limitation, and oversee the removal of minefields in the areas of operation. After providing an overview of the Israeli–Syrian war, the chapter outlines UNDOF’s mandate and evaluates its operational achievements and limitations, particularly with respect to conflict management in patrolling the Golan Heights and separating Israeli and Syrian forces over four decades of dramatic changes in the politics and international relations of the region.

Keywords: peacekeeping mission, UN Security Council, ceasefire, Israel, Syria, conflict management, Golan Heights, United Nations

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