Colombia FARC says to free five hostages

The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC rebels, still hold around 18 kidnap victims for political leverage.

Colombia FARC says to free five hostages

Colombia's FARC guerrillas plan to free five hostages including three military officials and two local politicians in a good will gesture, the rebels said in communique published on Wednesday.

The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC rebels, still hold around 18 kidnap victims for political leverage.

"We have taken the decision, but the date will depend on the guarantees given by the government," the FARC said in a letter published on a website and addressed to a left-wing Colombian senator who has brokered past hostage releases.

The FARC has in the past released kidnapped victims around Christmas in an attempt to score political ground.


Reuters

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