Colombia's FARC Rebels Release French Reporter

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Reuters
Colombia's FARC guerrillas freed French reporter Romeo Langlois on Wednesday, a month after taking him hostage in a firefight that showed the leftist group is still a menace despite a decade of military blows.

Promise of freedom:  The Colombian guerrilla group FARC has said it will free French journalist Romeo Langlois this week.  Read more: http://www.news.com.au/world/guerrilla-group-to-free-journalist/story-fn6sb9br-1226368860078#ixzz1wNnmdkUi

Colombia's FARC guerrillas freed French reporter Romeo Langlois on Wednesday, a month after taking him hostage in a firefight that showed the leftist group is still a menace despite a decade of military blows.

Langlois, a reporter for France 24, was taken hostage in the southern Caqueta region on April 28 after he was caught in crossfire between a Colombian military unit he was embedded with and heavily-armed FARC rebels.

Television images showed him smiling and saying he had been well treated by his rebel captors.