Friday, February 1, 2013
Colombian army said that at least four soldiers are dead in clashes with suspected members of Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) at Ecuador border.
Meanwhile in Avana opens fourth round of negotiations between government of president Santos and FARC to arrive to a peace agreement.
The Colombian army on Thursday killed five suspected FARC rebels in the northwestern Antioquia department.
“They were five rebels who were killed in combat by the Combined Task Force,” said a source within the army.
Monday, January 21, 2013
Colombia’s largest rebel group FARC on Sunday announced the immediate end of a two-month unilateral truce and renewed its call for a bilateral truce to hold peace talks with the government “in a tranquil environment.”
While talking to press in the Cuban capital Havana, the leader of the FARC’s negotiating team, “Ivan Marquez,” said that “with pain in our heart we must admit that we return to the time of military warfare that nobody wants.”
Monday, December 3, 2012
Colombia’s armed forces claim to have killed at least 20 FARC guerrillas in the southwestern province of Nariño, reported local media Monday.
Military raids on insurgent camps in rural Nariño have left at least 20 guerrillas from FARC’s “Mariscal Sucre” column dead, according to General Leonardo Barrero, head of the army’s Joint Southwest Command.
Among the dead was a FARC commander known as “Guillermo el Pequeño”, Barrero told reporters. The general alleged that Guillermo el Pequeño was a 25-year veteran in the insurgency, responsible for “dozens” of cases of murder, extortion and drug trafficking in Nariño.