On July 2, 2008, Colombian security forces launched a rescue operation that successfully freed 15 hostages taken by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). Among the liberated were former presidential candidate Íngrid Betancourt, 11 members of the Colombian security forces and 3 U.S. citizens.
Colombia rescue coverage from Global Voices
July 05 – Colombia: Hostage Rescue Raises Concerns
July 04 – Colombia: Íngrid Betancourt and Other Hostages Rescued
July 04 – Americas: Celebrating Rescue of Hostages
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