domingo, 15 de junio de 2014

Colombian guerrilla captain shot in fighting

The Colombian Army reported it had shot dead a senior commander of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) on or just before 14 June, in fighting in north-central Colombia. Operations were continuing even as the country prepared to vote for its President on 15 June. The guerrilla was identified as a member of the FARC general command and head of Front 18 active in the Antioquia and Córdoba departments, a 30-year veteran fighter dubbed Román RuizCaracol radio reported. He was shot in fighting in the northern part of the department of Antioquia, the Army stated. Separately two FARC fighters surrendered to navy troops on or just before 14 June, in the district of Puerto López in Meta. One, a 25-year-old woman, later said she had been fighting as a private with FARC's Luis Pardo Mobile Column since the age of 13, Bogotá's Radio Santa Fe reported.