FARC rebels unilaterally free 4 Colombian hostages

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February 2, 2009 01:36

Colombia's badly battered FARC rebels delivered three police officers and a soldier to the International Red Cross on Sunday in a mission marred by accusations of military interference. A Brazilian military helicopter, emblazoned with the Red Cross insignia, retrieved the four hostages from a spot in the southeastern jungles. The freed hostages were en route Sunday afternoon to the provincial capital of Villavicencio in Colombia's eastern lowlands, where relatives had spent an anxious day awaiting them, said Red Cross spokesman Yves Heller.


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