Colombia's FARC Frees its Last Hostages

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Colombia’s FARC guerrillas announced shortly before 6pm ET, that they liberated their last group of military hostages, handing them over to a humanitarian team led by the Red Cross and assisted by Brazilian airforce pilots.

According to the FARC, ten members of Colombia’s military and police were handed over to Red Cross workers in a remote area of southeastern Colombia, where the FARC had agreed to meet with humanitarian workers seeking the hostages’ release.

The group of ten hostages includes Colombian Army and National Police officers who have been in captivity since 1998 and 1999.

According to Colombia’s Caracol Radio, the hostages are now flying back to the central Colombian city of Villavicencio on a Brazilian army helicopter that was used for the “humanitarian” mission.