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Colombian rebels release captured soldier
By IANS | Bharat Defence Kavach | Publish Date: 12/27/2014 12:00:00 AM

Bogota : A soldier captured last week in the southwestern Colombian province of Cauca was handed over Friday to a humanitarian delegation led by the International Red Cross, the FARC rebel group said.

"Pvt. Carlos Becerra Ojeda has been liberated today (Friday) by guerrillas of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia's (FARC) Jacobo Arenas Column," the rebels said in a statement in Havana, where the insurgents and the Colombian government have been holding peace talks since November 2012.

The soldier was handed over to the representatives of the Red Cross, the Colombian government and the government's peace-process guarantors Cuba and Norway, the statement said.

President Juan Manuel Santos hailed the release of the soldier, while implicitly criticising the FARC for taking him prisoner in the first place.

"We hope this release is a demonstration of the irreversible decision to end the conflict and that this type of thing does not happen again," the president said on Twitter.


Colombian rebels release captured soldier


भारत डिफेंस कवच की नई हिन्दी पत्रिका ‘डिफेंस मॉनिटर’ का ताजा अंक ऊपर दर्शाया गया है। इसके पहले दस पन्ने आप मुफ्त देख सकते हैं। पूरी पत्रिका पढ़ने के लिए कुछ राशि का भुगतान करना होता है। पुराने अंक आप पूरी तरह फ्री पढ़ सकते हैं। पत्रिका के अंकों पर क्लिक करें और देखें। -संपादक

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