Report – By Mads Anneberg in Suva
The United Nations and Fiji government have now contradicted claims by the military that the 45 captured Fijian UN peacekeepers being detained in Syria are soon to be released.
At a press conference today, Fiji’s military commander Brigadier-General Mosese Tikoitoga said the Al-Nusra militants had agreed to release the soldiers who were captured in the Golan Heights last month.
Unprecedented, he said, the Islamist group was going to hand them over without conditions. He went on to say that it bared witness of the good relationship Fijian soldiers had built up with the Syrian population. Read more »