Monday, June 14, 2010
Officers Rescued in Colombia
The hostages rescued from Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia rebels in Colombia included three offiecrs, Reuters reported.
One was a general who was captured more than a decade ago and held in the jungle by the resilient rebel group.
Reuters reported that the rescue was the most high-profile operation since the rescue of former presidential candidate Ingrid Betancourt in 2008.
The rescue, which The New York Times wrote was code-named Chameleon, included 300 military personnel sent to Guaviare in southern Colombia.
FARC still has about 18 captured members of the Colombian security forces, The Times reported.
The Latin American News Dispatch writes that the hostages were some of the longest held people ever by the FARC.
Source: Reuters, NYT, Latin American News Dispatch
Photo: Reuters, Uribe speaks with soldiers