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The rebel Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) has agreed to release 'non-combatants', including women and children they are holding captive, a top United Nations officials said. "I was pleased that the LRA have promised to release non-combatants and other abductees - women and children," Jan Egeland, the UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, said in the southern Sudanese town of Juba on Monday (September 11).