Fierce fighting erupted between the Syrian army and insurgents in the occupied Golan Heights. Warplanes targeted the insurgents near the border. Meanwhile, the United Nations said the insurgents captured 43 UN peacekeepers on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights. The insurgents include members of the al-Qaeda-linked al-Nusra Front. The al-Nusra is responsible for many atrocities in Syria including executions of captured Syrian forces and civilian supporters of the government.