A Colombian peace advocacy group on Monday said that within two days they will receive coordinates that will allow them to locate the three kidnapped members of the country’s security forces taken by the country’s largest rebel group, the FARC.
“Within…two days we will have the coordinates, and immediately after we can begin the process of liberating [the two Colombian policemen and one soldier kidnapped by FARC],” said former senator Piedad Cordoba, the leader of the peace advocacy group, Colombians for Peace.
Colombians for Peace have been working hand in hand with the International Committee for the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Colombian government to secure the release of the policemen and soldier. The two organizations are considered to be neutral parties in the process, and have been functioning as intermediaries with the support of both the FARC and the Colombian government.
The FARC captured the policemen in southwestern Colombia in late January while they were investigating in the Valle del Cauca region. The soldier was captured during combat in the southwestern Nariño department soon after.