Ten FARC dissidents killed in Colombian Army operation


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Archive – Guerrillas of the now extinct FARC (file image: 2017). – LOUIS WITTER / LE PICTORIUM / ZUMA PRESS / CONTACT

The Colombian Army confirmed Sunday the death of at least ten suspected FARC dissident leaders in Caqueta, in southwestern Colombia.

In the operation by the country’s armed forces, deployed in the rural area bordering Caqueta and Guaviare, ten dissidents of the FARC’s First Front were killed, according to Colombian radio station Caracol.

The bodies of the deceased dissidents are being identified at Colombia’s National Institute of Legal Medicine and Forensic Sciences.

The agents have also seized two long-range weapons, six short-range weapons, ammunition and grenades. They also found two geopositioners, a radio base, a drone, two computers and seven cell phones, among other items.

This structure is commanded by ‘Iván Mordisco’, the guerrilla Néstor Gregorio Vera Hernández, who is the top leader of the FARC dissidents, since he took over at the end of May after the death of the former leader, Miguel Botache Santillana, alias ‘Gentil Duarte’.


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