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Colombians Say Know Where U.S. Hostages Held

The Colombian military has a good idea where Marxist rebels are holding three Defense Department contractors hostage but has not attempted to rescue them for fear of endangering their lives, the Colombian defense minister said on Friday. “We have a pretty clear idea of where they are keeping them, but the prime concern of our armed forces has been the responsibility to avoid any operation which could put them in serious risk,” Defense Minister Marta Lucia Ramirez told reporters. Thomas Howes, Marc Gonsalves and Keith Stansell were captured by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia in February when their light aircraft crashed on a southern Colombian jungle hillside while on a mission spying out drug crops. Full Story

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