martes, 31 de julio de 2012

Colombian army kills five guerrillas

Troops killed five members of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) and one guerrilla was detained, during actions in the provinces of Meta and Bolívar, in south-central and northern Colombia respectively, Europa Press reported on 31 July, citing Colombia's Caracol Radio. Four were killed in Bolívar in the locality of Cerro Azul near the town of San Pablo, one being a commander dubbed Gerardo, in charge of extorting money from local farmers and businesses. A female guerrilla surrendered to soldiers during this operation. In the municipality of Uribe in Meta, troops shot dead a FARC commander, Orlando Estupiña Neira, dubbed Borracho (Drunkard). He headed the Abelardo Romero Front in the FARC's Oriental Block, worked in intelligence and logistics and was in the FARC for 17 years.