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Colombia's ELN rebels free hostage ex-mayor: Red Cross

Colombia's second-largest rebel group, the National Liberation Army (ELN) has handed over a civilian hostageColombia’s second-largest rebel group, the ELN, on Thursday released a former mayor it was holding hostage, as the country struggles to salvage a troubled peace process. The International Committee of the Red Cross said leftist guerrillas from the National Liberation Army (ELN) had handed over the hostage in the remote city of Saravena, near the Venezuelan border. The Colombian government’s rights ombudsman later identified the man as former mayor Fabio Leon Ardila of the northeastern town of Charala.

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