FIJIAN SOLDIERS ABDUCTED BY TERRORISTS IN SYRIA

By SHALENDRA PRASAD

Fourty-three Fijian soldiers who are serving under the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) in Golan Heights, Syria have been abducted by a terrorist group linked to al- Qaeda.

Commander of the Republic of Fiji Military Forces Brigadier-General Mosese Tikoitoga (pictured) confirmed the report in a press conference at the Army Strategic Headquarters in Suva this morning.

Brigadier-General Tikoitoga said all captured soldiers are believed to be safe and unharmed and they are trying to get more information on UN?s efforts to negotiate a peaceful solution to the situation.

Related link: – http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/syria/11061515/47-UN-peacekeepers-abducted-by-al-Qaeda-linked-Syrian-rebels.html