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PM: Negotiations with Al-Nusra Front proceeding

Monday, September 01, 2014

Update: 2:35PM NEGOTIATIONS continue with Syrian rebel group, Al-Nusra, for the release of 45 captured Fijian peacekeepers in Golan Heights.

Prime Minister Rear Admiral (ret) Voreqe Bainimarama said they had received information from multiple sources that the soldiers were safe and held in an undisclosed location.

"We have opened channels of communication with the Al-Nusra Front - the armed group responsible for their capture and negotiations are proceeding," the Prime Minister said.

Yesterday, the group released a photograph of our men who appeared to be in good health.

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