3 FARC Hostages Rescued in Colombian Raid
Maria Teresa de Mendieta, wife of of rebel hostage Gen. Luis Mendieta, speaks to the press at the Defense Ministry in Bogota, Sunday, June 13, 2010.    (AP Photo/William Fernando Martinez)
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(User Submitted) – Colombian security forces have rescued two senior police officers and a soldier who had been held hostage by Marxist rebels for almost 12 years. Gen. Luis Mendieta, Col. Enrique Murillo and Sgt. Arbey Delgado were freed from a guerrilla camp in Guaviare in a raid by some 300 troops. Patrols are still searching for a fourth police officer, William Donato, who is believed to have fled during the fighting, the BBC reports. The four are among the FARC's longest-held captives. Read the full article.

FARC rebels are still holding 19 members of the Colombian security forces who they have tried to swap for 500 jailed guerrillas.