Colombia's FARC free two soldiers in step to restart peace talks

November 25, 2014 3:30 PM

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BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombia's FARC rebels freed two captured soldiers on Tuesday partially meeting a condition to resume peace talks that the government has suspended until the guerrillas release hostages seized over the last two weeks, including an army general.

The halt in the two-year-old negotiations, taking place in Havana, threatened to derail efforts to end five decades of war between the government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) rebels.

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