Fijian U.N. peacekeepers released by Al-Qaeda-linked group the Nusra Front in Syria arrive in Israeli-held territory on the Golan heights September 11, 2014. (REUTERS/Baz Ratner)
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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.Gen. Mosese Tikoitoga told reporters.Fiji's prime minister hailed the troops as "heroes".Still, the capture of the troops has raised questions both about the preparedness of the Fijian troops and of the future of the U.N.'s four decade-long monitoring mission in the Golan Heights.He said they did so only after receiving reassurances from the Nusra Front that they would not be harmed.He said his soldiers felt no hostility toward Filipino troops, who were also surrounded by the Nusra Front but who refused to surrender and later escaped.
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