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Colombia seeks hostage deal through rebel release

Colombia transferred jailed rebels on Friday under a plan to free them in hopes of persuading guerrillas to release hostages they have held for years, including a French-Colombian politician and three Americans. President Alvaro Uribe, a Washington ally, says he will free several hundred guerrillas as an act of good faith he hopes will convince rebel commanders to liberate around 60 key hostages, some of whom have been held for more than five years in secret jungle camps. Full Story

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