Al Qaeda’s Syrian arm Al Nusra Front has posted three demands for the release of 45 Fijian UN observers: First, to be taken off the UN list of terrorist groups, humanitarian assistance for the people of Ruta on the outskirts of Damascus and, third, compensation for the three casualties caused by UN troops while defending themselves against Nusra attackers. A professional negotiating team has now taken over from the UN Crisis Management team in Syria.