Some of the hostages have been held captive by the rebels for as long as 14 years [Reuters]
Colombia's FARC rebels have freed what it says were its last 10 members of the armed forces held hostage in jungle prison camps for more than a decade.
Flown from a jungle rendezvous to Villavicencio city in on Monday aboard a loaned Brazilian air force helicopter emblazoned with the Red Cross logo, the freed men were united with their loved ones in a private area before the group was flown to Bogota, the capital, were other relatives were waiting.
They were escorted from the helicopter by nurses to awaiting relatives, smiling to the gathered throng. A few walked with difficulty and others jumped for joy on the tarmac.
One had brought along his pet capybara, a rodent native to South America's jungles. Some wore the Colombian flag over their shoulders. All looked newly shaven.
Their loved ones were overjoyed.
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