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Al Qaeda affiliate releases U.N. peacekeepers captured in Syria
Al Qaeda affiliate releases U.N. peacekeepers captured in Syria

An Al Qaeda-affiliated faction operating in a southern province of Syria freed 45 United Nations peacekeepers in the Golan Heights on Thursday, U.N. officials said.  The Nusra Front, Al Qaeda's "branch" in Syria, had captured the Fijian peacekeepers, members of the U.N. Disengagement Observer Force, in August at the Qunaiterah border crossing between Israel and Syria. The news follows the release Wednesday of a 15-minute video by the Nusra Front's official social media channel, in which two bespectacled bearded men standing before the peacekeepers promise that they will be freed.   Although the images could not be independently...

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