Ecuador: Colombian raid prevented release of FARC captives

Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa said on Monday his government had been close to securing a deal with Colombian FARC rebels to free 12 hostages, including French-Colombian Ingrid Betancourt, before a military incursion by Colombia.

Ecuador: Colombian raid prevented release of FARC captives
Correa was responding to accusations by Colombia that his government had ties to the rebels amid a diplomatic dispute over the Colombian raid in which a senior guerrilla commander was killed in Ecuadorean territory on Saturday.

Correa said Colombia had been aware of his attempts to broker a hostage deal with the FARC rebels.

Reuters
Last Mod: 04 Mart 2008, 11:46
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