Commander Says Fiji Soldiers Held In Syria To Be Released ‘Soon’

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Tikoitoga says Al Nusra Front won’t make any more demands

By Nasik Swami

SUVA, Fiji (Fiji Times, Sept. 10, 2014) – Fiji Military Commander Brigadier General Mosese Tikoitoga has confirmed in the past hour that the 45 captured Fijian soldiers in the Golan Heights will be released soon.

Brig-Gen Tikoitoga said the message was relayed to the UN by senior members of the Al Nusra front who are holding them captive.

He said the front will make no further demands.

Brig-Hen Tikoitoga also said while no exact date for their release has been given, the soldiers will be released very soon.

He explained the UN together with Fijis Ambassador-at-large Major General Ioane Naivalurua and Land Force Commander Lieutenant ColonelJone Kalouniwai and his team are ready to receive the 45 soldiers.

Major General Ioane Naivalurua is currently at the UN headquarters in New York and Lieutenant Colonel Jone Kalouniwai is expected in the Golan Heights today.

Brig-Gen Tikoitoga attributed the positive results to the RFMFs friendly relations with the people of Syria.

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