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Leftist rebels free five captive tourists in Colombia

Leftist rebels freed a British and four Israeli tourists in Colombia’s remote, snowy mountains, after three months of captivity in a Christmastime show of goodwill. “The five foreigners have been freed,” said Jaime Bernal Cuellar, a former Colombian prosecutor and a member of a group that mediated the release. The National Liberation Army rebel group (ELN) handed Israelis Beni Daniel, Ortaz Ohayon, Ido Guy, Erez Altawil and Briton Mark Henderson over to the mediators at a secret location in the Sierra Nevada 950 kilometers (590 miles) north of Bogota. The five tourists were kidnapped, along with three other foreigners, by the rebels September 12 while visiting Ciudad Perdida in the Sierra Nevada mountains. Full Story

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