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Colombian Rebels to Free US, British Journalists

Marxist rebels said on Tuesday they would release in the next two days a British reporter and a U.S. photographer they kidnapped last week in a war-torn stretch of eastern Colombia. “They will be released in the next few days, in one or two days,” Antonio Garcia, a senior commander of the Cuban-inspired National Liberation Army, or ELN, told RCN radio, adding the two were in “good health.” British reporter Ruth Morris and U.S. photographer Scott Dalton were traveling on a freelance assignment for the Los Angeles Times along a rural road on Jan. 21 in the violent province of Arauca, where U.S. Special Forces are training local troops in counterinsurgency techniques. Morris and Dalton, both experienced hands in Colombia, were stopped at an ELN roadblock, hooded and taken to a secret guerrilla camp, said their driver, who was later released. Full Story

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