Four Guerrillas Killed in Colombia

By Dialogo
June 14, 2013

Four members of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) were killed during a military operation in Chocó department, authorities reported on June 12.

“Four guerrillas, who have not yet been identified, have been killed,” the Colombian Air Force said on its website while announcing information about the joint operation that the Army and Navy carried out to destroy a FARC camp in Chocó.

The operation also led to the seizure of “nine rifles, one pistol, important material for military intelligence, and two outboard motor boats,” according to the report.

Since November, the FARC are holding peace negotiations with the government of President Juan Manuel Santos in Cuba, without a bilateral ceasefire in Colombia.

After driving their armed struggle for 48 years, the FARC is the oldest guerrilla in Latin America, and currently has 8,000 members in its ranks.