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Colombia FARC Rebels Say They’ll Free French Reporter May 30

May 27, 2012

Colombia’s FARC guerrillas say they will release French reporter Romeo Langlois on May 30, according to a statement published on the group’s website last night.

The leftist group said it will give coordinates for Langlois’s recovery to the Red Cross, former senator Piedad Cordoba and a French delegation.

Langlois was captured April 28 when guerrillas attacked troops on a counter-narcotics operation he was filming. He was injured during a firefight.

FARC is the Spanish acronym for the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, the group that has been waging war against the nation’s government for almost five decades.

To contact the reporter on this story: Matthew Bristow in Brasilia at

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Joshua Goodman at

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