Wednesday, July 02, 2008

15 FARC hostages freed

Ingrid Betancourt, former Columbian presidential candidate, is amongst 15 rescued by Columbian commandoes. The former senator was captured by the FARC in 2002. Of the others rescued, 11 were Columbian soldiers and police and 3 were American military contractors. The rescue took place in the east of the country in the heart of dense jungle following months of surveillance [CNN / BBC]

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