Al Qaeda-backed group releases video of kidnapped U.N. peacekeepers

September 11, 2014 5:32 AM

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Al Qaeda-backed group releases video of kidnapped U.N. peacekeepers

SYDNEY (Reuters) - An al Qaeda-backed militant group that seized 45 U.N. peacekeepers two weeks ago on the Golan Heights has posted a video in which the hostages, from the South Pacific nation of Fiji, say they expect to be released soon.

The video, which was posted on the Nusra Front's Twitter and YouTube accounts on Wednesday but was apparently recorded a day earlier, appears to show the troops in a good condition, at points smiling and waving at the camera.

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