Colombian Air Force Evacuates Injured Soldiers in Caquetá
By Dialogo February 19, 2013
The Colombian Air Force deployed reconnaissance and combat aircraft in the rural area of San Antonio de Getucha, on February 13, where the National Army’s 35° Jungle Infantry Battalion troops are fighting against narcoterrorists’ Front 15 of the FARC.
As soon as the fighting was evident, aircraft from nearby air units were deployed, arriving in time to repeal the attack by air, providing security to land troops, as well as protecting the civil population, and blocking criminal actions from the narcoterrorists.
Furthermore, the Colombian Air Force provided medical aircraft aimed at transporting wounded military officers, who will be examined by the institution’s medical team before deciding where they will transfer them for assistance.
The Colombian Air Force will continue its effective and immediate offensive power anywhere in the Colombian territory where aircraft are required. The aim is to prevent narcoterrorist groups from threatening the security of the Colombian people.