UN peacekeepers captured by Syrian militants, while others threatened

August 29, 2014 2:52 PM

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Soldiers from Fiji and the Philippines are under threat by militants near the Golan Heights, the border area between Syria and Israel.

Suva, Fiji — Forty-four Fijian soldiers working as United Nations peacekeepers remained captive to a militant group in Syria on Friday while 75 Philippine soldiers were in tense standoff with the rebels, according to the two Pacific nations.

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