The FARC Thursday released ten peasants the rebels had abducted from a
village in the center of Colombia little less than a month ago.
The hostages were kidnapped on December 20 from Puerto Goméz, a village in the Meta department. According to the army, the now former hostages are being taken to Bogotá, where they are expected to be welcomed by Defense Minister Juan Manuel Santos.
According to the army, the ten were released because of the continuous pressure of the military to persecute the kidnappers. The released are all in good health, the army says.