Nusra Front demands release of al-Qaida leader for detained UN peacekeepers

ByREUTERS
September 1, 2014 00:16

Supporters of Islamist Nusra Front, a group linked to al-Qaida, said on Twitter on Sunday that the group is demanding the release of Abu Mussab al-Suri, a top al-Qaida leader, in exchange for 44 UNDOF peacekeepers from Fiji detained since Thursday.

Al-Suri, a Syrian national from Aleppo, was captured in Pakistan in 2005 and handed over to Syria, where he is still believed to be detained.

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