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Journalists held by Colombian rebels freed

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By Euronews
Journalists held by Colombian rebels freed

<p>Three journalists held by Marxist rebels in Colombia have been freed after up to six days in captivity.</p> <p>Spanish reporter Salud Hernandez went missing while investigating a story on the illegal drug trade. </p> <p>She told a news conference the leftist National Liberation Army (<span class="caps">ELN</span>) treated her well. </p> <p>‘‘We have already enough problems, we dont need any more. If you don’t go to these areas of Colombia you don’t know them. You can’t speak about the ‘El Tarra’ zone [where she was kidnapped] from a desk in Bogota for God’s sake, or even from a desk in Cucuta. So, they have to let us work. Period – end of subject.’‘</p> <p>The rebels said in a printed statement it was responding to what it perceived as a security threat. </p> <p>The incident surprised many as the group had agreed to enter into peace talks with the Colombian government at the end of March.</p>