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Colombia Army Launches Search for Soldier Kidnapped by Rebels

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A spokesperson said on Tuesday that Colombia's army has launched a search operation for a soldier kidnapped during an ambush by leftist FARC rebels last week in which five of his colleagues were killed. The FARC, or Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, killed five soldiers in the southwestern province of Cauca as they patrolled a road the rebels had damaged with a bomb shortly before. The attack came just hours before the group began an unlimited ceasefire at midnight on Friday. The FARC's ceasefire comes as the group advances in peace negotiations launched by President Juan Manuel Santos in late 2012 and some analysts see it as a sign of progress toward the signing of a definitive peace deal. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/worldNews/~3/Kv6_fS8z8v0/story01.htm http://www.wochit.com