martes, 21 de enero de 2014
Army kills seven FARC fighters in central Colombia
Seven members of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) were said killed and five arrested, after Army and Air Force troops bombarded a command base in the southern part of the Tolima department in central Colombia on 21 January, Caracol radio reported. Army and Police operations were said to be continuing that day. Spain's EFE agency cited the Army headquarters as stating that the victims were from the Heroes of Marquetalia and Alfredo González columns, gathered at the camp to plan guerrilla actions. The Army separately put at 14 the number of guerrillas killed in earlier operations in the district of Tame in Arauca, with two arrests, Radio Santa Fe reported on 21 January. In the south-western district of Toribío, a suspected mortar attack by the FARC killed a 24-year-old woman and injured two in the locality of Tacueyó, El Colombiano reported on 21 January. The daily cited an army colonel as saying that the target, the victim's house, had been "indiscriminate" for the "home-made" and imprecise nature of the projectile.