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UN trucks running away from the Syrian-Israel border at the end of August 2014.

After 2 weeks of captivity, the 45 Fijian UN soldier held captive by Syrian rebels were released on Thursday.

The Fijian UN soldiers surrendered to the Syrian Rebels on August 28, after consulting with UN commanders. The Syrian rebel Al-Nura front promised to not harm them.


U.N. Spokesman Stephane Dujarric said no ransom was paid to free the Fijian soldiers.

The Filipo UN troops, in the same situation, refused to surrender, held their positions, and were rescued into Israel a few days later by IDF and Irish UN troops.