The Colombian army has released a video of the dramatic rescue of Ingrid Betancourt and 14 other hostages from FARC guerrillas. It was taken by agents posing as journalists.
The film captures the moment the hostages realised they were free. FARC had released their most prized captives to what they thought what were members of an international NGO taking them to another rebel hideout.
Colombian officials have denied media claims of Israeli assistance in the operation and that a ransom was paid. The defence minister said they had paid for information in the past but that was not the case this time. He said if they had paid they would acknowledge it to encourage others to come forward with information.