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Colombia’s FARC rebels announced Sunday the end of a two-month unilateral ceasefire declared in November at the outset of talks in Cuba aimed at ending Latin America’s longest-running insurgency. The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) had said they were willing to extend the ceasefire, due to expire at midnight on Sunday (0500 GMT Monday), [...]
Venezuela’s relationship with Russia under President Hugo Chávez’s regime again proved to be a fruitful one for the country’s defence industry in late 2011. Venezuela’s defence expenditure will receive a major boost from a US$4bn loan secured from Russia in October 2011. The deal, which comes in exchange for oil and gas projects, will provide [...]
Colombian troops killed at least 35 suspected Marxist rebels and captured four in an army offensive in the east-central department of Meta, President Juan Manuel Santos said Monday. Santos made the announcement in a meeting of his security council in Villavicencio, 110 kilometers (68 miles) south of Bogota, less than a week after troops killed [...]
Bogota: At least 13 rebels were killed Monday when Colombia’s air force bombed a remote FARC encampment near the border with Ecuador, military officials said. “Coordinated joint operations by the police, air force and army that began early Monday resulted in the deaths of 13 terrorists from the FARC (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia),” the [...]
BOGOTA: A bold assault by Colombian armed forces has killed the military leader of the nation’s oldest insurgency in what defense officials Thursday called the “hardest blow ever” against the leftist guerrillas. Bogota confirmed the death of Jorge Briceno Suarez, 57, head of military operations for the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), in an [...]
BOGOTA: Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said Saturday he would “redouble” the military’s offensive against leftist guerrillas after attack killed 40 police and military officers. Colombia’s rebel groups have launched a string of deadly attacks in recent weeks following the inauguration of Santos, a former defense minister who has promised to keep pressure on the [...]
Bogota: Colombian warplanes bombed two leftist rebel camps in the southern Meta region Friday in a New Year’s Day raid that killed 18 rebels and resulted in the capture of 11 others, the country’s defense minister said. In a separate incident, a soldier and a 14-year-old girl were killed in an attack by the Revolutionary [...]