Army Captures FARC Leader
By Dialogo May 06, 2013
The Colombian Military Forces managed to capture the leader of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia’s (FARC) 1st Company, Mobile Column, Daniel Aldana , an Army spokesman reported on May 2.
The operation was carried out in the municipality of Tumaco, Nariño, where soldiers from the 32nd Mobile Brigade obtained the location of the narco-terrorist, who was finally captured after several months of intelligence work.
The detainee who is identified as alias “La Bruja” (The Witch), was the FARC contact in the areas of Mogui, Montañitas, Mataplano, La Galleta and Tumaco’s urban center, in addition to being aka “Rambo’s” –the Daniel Aldana Mobile Column’s leader– trusted man.
The Witch had been in the organization for over 13 years, and was in charge of logistical support to obtain medicine, supplies, war material and communication for the FARC mobile column. He also performed combat intelligence tasks, such as locating troops in the area of operations in order to plant mines and perpetrate terrorist attacks on public force members.