Colombia: Colombian army kills Alfonso Cano, leader of Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC)
Colombian army forces have killed “Alfonso Cano,” the supreme leader of the FARC, the country’s Defense Minister confirmed Friday.
The country’s defense minister said the country’s most wanted man was killed earlier that day following a bombing raid in the south west of the country.
According to Minister Juan Carlos Pinzon, Cano was killed while being persecuted by armed forces in the southwestern Cauca department, hours after a number of his closest men were killed in a bombing raid in Suarez, a rural municipality in the southwestern Cauca department.
Cano’s death was confirmed by authorities after his body was examined by forensic scientists.
The 63-year old Cano assumed leadership of the FARC in May 2008 after the death of founder “Manuel Marulanda.”