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  אלול 7, 5774 , 02/09/14

Syrian Rebels Present Demands for Release of UN Peacekeepers

The Al-Nusra Front, the Al-Qaeda-affiliated Syrian rebel group, has presented its demands for the release of 43 Fijian peacekeepers they kidnapped last week, The Associated Press (AP) reported Monday night.

Fiji's military commander, Brig. Gen. Mosese Tikoitoga, said the rebels have issued three demands for the release of the peacekeepers: to be taken off the UN terrorist list, delivery of humanitarian aid to parts of the Syrian capital Damascus, and compensation for three of its fighters it says were killed in a shootout with UN officers.

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