Colombian rebel group says it has freed soldier captured in mid-December

December 26, 2014 8:00 PM

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HAVANA – Latin America's oldest and strongest rebel group said Friday that it had released a soldier who was captured earlier this month.

The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia said in a statement that it had turned Carlos Becerra Ojeda over to representatives of the International Red Cross and Cuba and Norway, two countries that have hosted peace talks between the rebels and the government since they began in the fall of 2012.

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