Marxist FARC rebels release Colombian general Ruben Dario Alzate after peace talks halted

November 30, 2014 8:04 PM

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A Colombian army general kidnapped by Marxist rebels has been released along with two other hostages, paving the way for peace talks in Cuba to resume in the quest to end five decades of conflict.

General Ruben Dario Alzate was taken two weeks ago by paramilitaries from the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), along with two of his travelling companions, Corporal Jorge Contreras and civilian lawyer Gloria Urrego.

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