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Freed Fijian troops call home and then celebrate after release from 2 weeks of captivity

SUVA, Fiji—First came the emotional calls home and then the celebrations Friday as 45 Fijian peacekeepers held captive for two weeks by Syrian militants made it to safety. Fiji’s military chief described how his troops were released at about midnight Fijian time, and were immediately given access to telephones to call their loved ones. By …

Fiji may have jumped the gun by saying its 45 captured UN peacekeepers would soon be released

SUVA, Fiji—Fiji on Wednesday may have jumped the gun by announcing that its 45 United Nations peacekeepers who are being held captive by Syrian insurgents would be freed soon. The South Pacific nation later tried to retract the comments, but by then they had been reported around the world. At a Wednesday morning news conference …

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