Four FARC Guerrillas Killed in Colombia

By Dialogo
May 02, 2013

Four guerrillas from the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) were killed, and two others were injured on April 30 during a bombing conducted by Colombian authorities over the jungle of Caquetá department, southwest Colombia, the Army informed.

On the morning of April 30, the Colombian Air Force bombed a camp of FARC’s “Teófilo Forero” column, located in a rural area in San Vicente del Caguán municipality, General Germán Giraldo, commander of the Army’s 6th Division, stated.

Two wounded guerrillas were captured and taken to hospitals, where they are receiving medical treatment. Also, the military operation resulted in the seizure of “three rifles, two pistols and an undetermined number of ammunition,” he added.

The FARC, the main guerrilla group in the country, are holding a peace negotiation process the government of Juan Manuel Santos in Cuba, since the end of 2012, without agreeing on a bilateral ceasefire.

The Colombian armed conflict, in which other guerrillas, paramilitary groups, and drug trafficking organizations have also taken part, has resulted in over 3.7 million people displaced, 600,000 deaths and 15,000 missing persons over nearly 50 years.