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Colombian Farc rebels release hostages after decade of jungle captivity | guardian.co.uk

Colombia’s largest rebel group has freed some of the world’s longest-held hostages, ending more than a decade of jungle captivity for 10 police officers and soldiers.

The captives were released by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or Farc, in a long-planned operation overseen by the Red Cross, the Brazilian government and a former Colombian senator, Piedad Cordoba.

President Juan Manuel Santos called the release “a step in the right direction, a very important step” but cautioned against “pure speculation” that it presaged formal peace talks.

For more on this story, visit: Colombian Farc rebels release hostages after decade of jungle captivity | World news | guardian.co.uk.

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