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Fiji says its 45 UN peacekeepers being held captive in Syria are shown in new YouTube video

  • FILE - In this Sept. 2, 2014 file photo provided by Fiji's Ministry of Information, Fiji’s military commander Brig. Gen. Mosese Tikoitoga speaks about the capture of 45 Fiji troops in Syria during a press conference at the military headquarters in Suva. Fiji said Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014 that its 45 United Nations peacekeepers being held captive in Syria are shown in a video posted on YouTube. The 15-minute video shows two men speaking in Arabic with the Fijian troops sitting cross-legged in the background. (AP Photo/Fiji's Ministry of Information) EDITORIAL USE ONLY

    FILE - In this Sept. 2, 2014 file photo provided by Fiji's Ministry of Information, Fiji’s military commander Brig. Gen. Mosese Tikoitoga speaks about the capture of 45 Fiji troops in Syria during a press conference at the military headquarters in Suva. Fiji said Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014 that its 45 United Nations peacekeepers being held captive in Syria are shown in a video posted on YouTube. The 15-minute video shows two men speaking in Arabic with the Fijian troops sitting cross-legged in the background. (AP Photo/Fiji's Ministry of Information) EDITORIAL USE ONLY  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - This undated file image attached in a statement released on Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014 on the Hanin Network website, a militant website, shows Fijian UN peacekeepers who were seized by The Nusra Front on Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014,  in the Golan Heights in the buffer zone between Syria and Israel. Fiji confirmed Thursday that soldiers shown in a new video posted online are its 45 United Nations peacekeepers being held captive in Syria. (AP Photo/Hanin Network Website, File)

    FILE - This undated file image attached in a statement released on Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014 on the Hanin Network website, a militant website, shows Fijian UN peacekeepers who were seized by The Nusra Front on Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, in the Golan Heights in the buffer zone between Syria and Israel. Fiji confirmed Thursday that soldiers shown in a new video posted online are its 45 United Nations peacekeepers being held captive in Syria. (AP Photo/Hanin Network Website, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • This image made from video posted on a militant social media account on Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014 shows U.N. peacekeepers from Fiji held captive by militants from the Nusra Front in Syria. Al-Qaida-linked Syrian rebels on Thursday released all 45 Fijian peacekeepers they had held captive for two weeks, the United Nations said, bringing an end to a crisis that had pulled the U.N. monitoring force into the chaos of Syria's civil war. Arabic reads, "we truly understand the limited resources that Nusra Front have." (AP Photo via militant social media account)

    This image made from video posted on a militant social media account on Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014 shows U.N. peacekeepers from Fiji held captive by militants from the Nusra Front in Syria. Al-Qaida-linked Syrian rebels on Thursday released all 45 Fijian peacekeepers they had held captive for two weeks, the United Nations said, bringing an end to a crisis that had pulled the U.N. monitoring force into the chaos of Syria's civil war. Arabic reads, "we truly understand the limited resources that Nusra Front have." (AP Photo via militant social media account)  (The Associated Press)

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.