Colombian president says rebels free hostages including general - World

November 30, 2014 2:53 PM

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BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said Marxist FARC rebels had freed an army general and two others on Sunday, paving the way for peace talks to resume in the quest to end five decades of conflict.

Santos halted peace negotiations in Havana two weeks ago after the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia seized five hostages, including General Ruben Dario Alzate, disrupting the push to stem violence that has killed more than 200,000 people.

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