BOGOTA, Nov. 25 (UPI) -- The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) released two captured Colombian soldiers on Tuesday.
Cesar Rivera and Jonathan Diaz were abducted earlier in the month while in the eastern border region of Arauca.
The International Committee of the Red Cross, which assisted with the handover, said in a statement "They were transported in a helicopter with the ICRC logo to Tame, Arauca, where they were handed over to representatives of the Army."
Three others, including a general, remain captive by the rebel group.
Colombia's president, Juan Manuel Santos, suspended peace talks following their capture and last week secured an agreement from the FARC to release all five hostages as a condition to restart peace talks.
The FARC has blamed military operations in the area for complicating the hostage release process.
It is unclear when Gen. Ruben Dario Alzate, Army Cpl. Jorge Rodriguez Contreras and civilian lawyer Gloria Urrego will be released.