Colombia general, other FARC captives may be free Saturday: Santos

November 26, 2014 7:15 PM

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Colombia general, other FARC captives may be free Saturday: Santos

BOGOTA (Reuters) - A Colombian general and two others taken captive by Marxist FARC rebels could be free by Saturday, President Juan Manuel Santos said, in a move that may lead to the restart of suspended peace negotiations to end 50 years of war.

Santos halted the two-year talks with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) and said negotiations would not resume until the group released five hostages it took earlier this month. The rebels this week freed two soldiers.

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