Press Statement
Robert Wood
Acting Spokesman, Bureau of Public Affairs
Washington, DC
February 2, 2009

We welcome the release of four long-held hostages, three policemen and one soldier, and call on the FARC to immediately release all remaining hostages. There is no justification for the FARC's continued victimization of innocent people.

We commend all those who helped win freedom for these four hostages. In particular, we want to acknowledge and congratulate Brazil for the role it played in providing airlift for this operation.

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