Fiji Says Its Captive Troops Are Shown in Video

September 11, 2014 6:09 AM

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Fiji confirmed Thursday that soldiers shown in a new video posted online are its 45 United Nations peacekeepers being held captive in Syria.

The 15-minute video shows two men speaking in Arabic with the Fijian troops sitting cross-legged in the background. Near the end of the video, one of the Fijian soldiers speaks in English. He says the date is Sept. 9 and it's a "very happy day."

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