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World Ten FARC dissidents killed in shootout with Colombian army

06:47  22 october  2021
06:47  22 october  2021 Source:   afp.com

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  Colombia governor says he escaped two armed attacks in 24 hours Governor of central Meta department says he was unharmed in attacks in region where dissident rebel fighters operate.Juan Guillermo Zuluaga, governor of the central Meta department, south of the capital Bogota, told W Radio the first attack happened on Sunday when the vehicle he was travelling in “was hit by a sniper”.

The Colombian army said it had killed 10 dissidents mebers of the FARC guerilla group in a shootout Juan BARRETO AFP. In a video shared with the media, the general said that members of the smaller National Liberation Army (ELN), which did not sign the peace treaty, had also participated in the fighting, although he did not report any victims from that group. Guerrillas from both groups in the area compete for income from drug trafficking because of its proximity to the Pacific coast.

Though the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia ( FARC ) signed a peace accord in 2016 and most members demobilized, some former fighters reject the deal and continue to battle the government, which accuses them of illegal mining, drug production and other crimes. "At this time we have, partially, the death BOGOTA (Reuters) - At least ten members of a group of FARC rebel dissidents were killed in an armed forces bombing in Colombia 's southeastern jungle, the head of the military said on Monday. Though the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia ( FARC ) signed a peace accord in

At least 10 dissidents from the former FARC guerrilla group were killed in clashes with the army in southwest Colombia, a military source said on Thursday.

The Colombian army said it had killed 10 dissidents mebers of the FARC guerilla group in a shootout © Juan BARRETO The Colombian army said it had killed 10 dissidents mebers of the FARC guerilla group in a shootout

Soldiers engaged in "intense fighting" with the rebels in Micay Canyon in the Cauca Department, General Jonh Jairo Rojas said.

"We are talking about more than 10 dead" among the dissident fighters from the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, the leftist guerilla organization that signed a peace treaty with the government in 2016.

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FILE PHOTO: Commander of the Colombian Military Forces, General Luis Fernando Navarro, speaks during a news conference about the participation of several Colombians in the assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moise, in Bogota, Colombia July 9, 2021. REUTERS/Luisa Gonzalez. BOGOTA (Reuters) - At least ten members of a group of FARC rebel dissidents were killed in an armed forces bombing in Colombia ’s southeastern jungle, the head of the military said on Monday.

Though the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia ( FARC ) signed a peace accord in 2016 and most members demobilized, some former fighters reject the deal and continue to battle the government, which accuses them of illegal mining, drug production and other crimes. "At this time we have, partially, the death BOGOTA (Reuters) - At least ten members of a group of FARC rebel dissidents were killed in an armed forces bombing in Colombia 's southeastern jungle, the head of the military said on Monday. Though the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia ( FARC ) signed a peace accord in

In a video shared with the media, the general said that members of the smaller National Liberation Army (ELN), which did not sign the peace treaty, had also participated in the fighting, although he did not report any victims from that group.

Guerrillas from both groups in the area compete for income from drug trafficking because of its proximity to the Pacific coast.

Most of the 13,000 FARC guerrillas disarmed after the peace process, but hundreds of fighters continue to operate in remote areas of the country.

According to the independent think tank Indepaz, there are around 5,200 dissidents still fighting, 85 percent of them new recruits.

For its part, the ELN, the last active guerrilla group in Colombia, has 2,450 combatants, according to Indepaz.

At the start of October, Indepaz said there were some 13,000 members of various illegal armed groups currently active in Colombia, including FARC dissidents, ELN and paramilitary groups.

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