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Colombia's FARC free military hostages

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Colombia's FARC free military hostages


Ten members of Colombia’s armed forces have been released by FARC rebels after being held in jungle prison camps for more than a decade.

The four soldiers and six policemen were the last of the military hostages held by the drug-funded group which is thought to be wanting talks to end five decades of killing.

This latest mission was brokered by the former Colombian senator, Piedad Cordoba, who has served as a go-between in the release of 20 FARC hostages since January 2008.

There are still around 700 civilians being held for ransom by the guerrilla group. Colombians remain sceptical they will lay down their weapons having used previous peace talks to strengthen their forces.

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