FARC to Free French Hostage

first_img “We have received the statement directly from the group… We are pleased with the announcement of the (planned) release, and we are ready to help organize the operation anywhere and as soon as possible,” said Jordi Raich, head of the International Committee of the Red Cross in Colombia. Langlois, 35, was accompanying soldiers who destroyed five cocaine production labs in southern Colombia when a firefight broke out April 28 and he was captured by rebels from the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). The FARC members have called Langlois a “prisoner of war” because he had been wearing a military helmet and flak jacket when he went missing. By Dialogo May 15, 2012center_img A Red Cross official announced on May 13 that the narco-terrorists holding French journalist Romeo Langlois hostage since April 28 said they will free him. Founded in 1964, the FARC is Colombia’s oldest and largest guerrilla group, with an estimated 9,000 fighters.last_img

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