Fiji says UN negotiating demands with hostage takers

Members of the jihadist group Al-Nusra Front fire homemade mortar rounds during fighting with goverment forces on near Aleppo in Syria in February, 2014Fiji revealed for the first time Tuesday the demands being made by Al-Qaeda-linked Syria rebels who took more than 40 UN peacekeepers hostage in the Golan Heights last week. Fiji army chief Mosese Tikoitoga said the rebels wanted their organisation, the Al-Qaeda affiliate Al-Nusra Front, to be removed from the UN’s list of terrorist organisations.

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