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Colombian soldiers disguised as members of a non-governmental organisation hoodwinked a guerrilla leader into allowing Ms Betancourt and three US hostages to board a helicopter to freedom, according to Colombia's Defence Minister.
Ms Betancourt was abducted while campaigning for the country's presidency six years ago.She was freed yesterday along with three US military contractors and 11 Colombian police and soldiers who were also being held hostage the rebels.Officials say military spies managed to infiltrate the guerrillas and convince a local commander that they were taking the hostages to FARC leader Alfonso Cano.Instead, they transported the 15 captives to an area where two military helicopters were waiting to...
By Frank Bajak Associated Press BOGOTA, Colombia -- Colombian spies tricked leftist rebels into handing over kidnapped presidential candidate Ingrid Betancourt and three U.S. military contractors Wednesday in a daring helicopter rescue so successful that not a single shot was fired.
By FRANK BAJAK By Frank Bajak The Associated Press BOGOTA, Colombia Colombian spies tricked leftist rebels into handing over kidnapped presidential candidate Ingrid Betancourt and three U.S. military contractors Wednesday in a helicopter rescue during which not a single shot was fired.
By David Jackson and Brian Winter The dramatic rescue of three U.S. hostages from a rebel camp in the Colombian jungle Wednesday delivered a strategic victory for a key U.S. ally on the same day as a visit by Sen. John McCain.
Colombian officials briefed Republican Sen. John McCain on the eve of the dramatic rescue mission that freed 15 Americans and Colombians from years as hostages of a leftist rebel group, the presidential candidate said in a statement Wednesday.
BOGOTA, Colombia _ The rescuers came wearing Che Guevara T-shirts and logos declaring them delegates of some obscure organization. They didn't look much like an international humanitarian brigade. And they weren't.
CARTAGENA, Colombia _ Three American defense contractors held since 2003 by narco-guerillas in steamy jungle captivity were choppered to freedom here, it was announced Wednesday, in a daring rescue operation that resembled a Hollywood action film.
By Tyler Bridges CARTAGENA, Colombia - John McCain's trip here Tuesday was part of an unusual three-day presidential campaign swing to Latin America with a dual message for voters back home.
CARTAGENA, Colombia _ Colombia's defense minister announced Tuesday afternoon that special forces earlier that day had rescued 15 hostages whom the country's biggest guerrilla group had held for years, including three Americans and former presidential candidate Ingrid Betancourt.
- To befool; deceive; balk; jilt.
- An illusion; a trick; a cheat.