Daring Rescue Frees Betancourt Without a Shot

A daring military rescue operation that relied on wits and deception, rather than force, succeeded today in freeing 15 hostages held by a guerrilla group in the Colombian jungle. Those rescued included the former Colombian presidential candidate Ingrid Betancourt, whose six-year hostage ordeal made her a cause celebre around the world, and three American military contractors, who were seized by FARC (the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia) guerrillas in 2003. The operation was carried...Full Story
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