Fiji says its 45 United Nations peacekeepers being held captive in Syria are shown in a new video posted on YouTube.

The video shows two men speaking in Arabic with the Fijian troops sitting cross-legged in the background.

Near the end of the 15-minute video, one of the Fijian soldiers speaks in English.

He says it's Sept. 9 and a "very happy day" because the soldiers have been told they will soon be going home.

He says all the soldiers are alive, safe and well. He says they've been treated well by the Nusra Front, given the group's limited resources.

Fijian government spokeswoman Sharon Smith-Johns said Thursday the soldiers depicted in the video are those being held by the Nusra Front and identified the Fijian speaking as Captain Savenaca Rabuka.