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Deal reportedly reached to free captured Colombian general
Deal reportedly reached to free captured Colombian general

Countries assisting peace talks between Colombia's government and leftist rebels said Wednesday night that an agreement had been reached to free a general whose capture jeopardized the negotiations. A joint statement from Cuba and Norway said the two sides had agreed “on the conditions for the release” of Colombian army Gen. Ruben Dario Alzate and four others taken captive by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, in recent days. Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos immediately hailed the accord, saying in a statement that government peace negotiators would return to Havana as soon as all the prisoners were freed. “God bless, I'm...

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