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Colombian Military Basks in Glory of Incredible Rescue

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Colombian Military Basks in Glory of Incredible Rescue

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Colombian Military Basks in Glory of Incredible Rescue

Colombian Military Basks in Glory of Incredible Rescue

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The Colombian military is basking in glory after successfully liberating 15 hostages, including former presidential candidate Ingrid Betancourt and three Americans. Colombian commandos fooled the hostages' captors in an elaborate scheme that involved a mole and false radio commands that led FARC operatives to think helicopters were part of a humanitarian mission.