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Syrian rebels list demands for 45 Fijian troops' release

Posted: September 3, 2014 at 5:10 a.m.

This photo released Saturday on the militant Hanin Network website shows Fijian members of a U.N. peacekeeping force who were seized Thursday by the Nusra Front in the Golan Heights area near Syria’s border with Israel.

Al-Qaida-linked Syrian rebels holding 45 Fijian peacekeepers hostage have issued a set of demands for their release, including the extremist group's removal from a United Nations terrorist list and compensation for the killing of three of its fighters in a shootout with international troops, an official said Tuesday.

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