Colombia's main rebel group says it's begun the process of freeing army Gen. Ruben Dario Alzate, who was captured two weeks ago.

The move should revive peace talks between the rebels and Colombia's government that are being held in Cuba. President Juan Manuel Santos had suspended 2-year-old talks after the general, a captain and an attorney were seized in a conflictive part of eastern Colombia on Nov. 16.

The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia said in a communique issued Saturday that it has started the process of releasing the three, and they should be free on Sunday.

The rebels had earlier freed several other captives.

Alzate is the first general to be taken by the rebel group in a half-century of fighting.