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FARC hostage recovers in hospital

Monday, November 28, 2011 - 00:53

Nov. 28 - A man held hostage by Colombian rebels for nearly 12 years escapes and recovers in hospital. Julie Noce reports.

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Looking thin and tired, newly freed FARC hostage Alberto Erazo is surrounded by family as he recovers in a Colombian hospital. 'Welcome to freedom' a sign reads-- Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos wishes him a speedy recovery. Erazo was discovered by the military over the weekend and brought to safety-- he managed to escape his captors after being held for nearly 12 years, in part by hiding inside a tree trunk. The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia--or FARC-- killed four hostages during a botched mission by Colombian forces to save them over a month ago. The FARC are considered a terrorist group by the U.S. and European nations and have a policy of killing hostages if troops approach their camps. Julie Noce, Reuters

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FARC hostage recovers in hospital

Monday, November 28, 2011 - 00:53