05/17/2012 01:18 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

UN Observer In Idlib Shown Fleeing Gunfire In Footage Uploaded By Activist

New footage uploaded to YouTube purportedly shows a UN observer under attack in Idlib, Syria.

The convoy of a team of UN observers came under attack on May 15, 2012, in the province of Khan Sheikhoun. While none of the observers were injured, they were stranded and forced to spend the night with rebel forces, Reuters reports.

The footage below allegedly shows a member of the UN observer team during the attack in Khan Sheikhoun. The videos, tweeted on Thursday by user @HamaEcho, could not be independently verified.

In the first, a man wearing a blue UN observer vest army-crawls away from the fire before being pulled from the street by two men.

In the second, longer video, a white truck marked 'UN' is visible through the shaky camerawork.

The British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights estimates that 12,000 people have been killed since the uprising in Syria began in March of last year.

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