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Peace is a true farewell to arms: Colombian rebel chief


September 20th, 2012 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS
Bogota, Sep 20 (IANS/EFE) Colombia's FARC rebels are prepared to lay down their weapons if upcoming peace talks with the government lead to an accord, guerrilla chief Rodrigo Londono said ... Read more...

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No cease fire during talks with FARC: Colombian president


September 8th, 2012 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
Bogota, Sep 8 (IANS/EFE) Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos has rejected calls by the FARC guerrilla group for an immediate truce once peace talks begin next month."There won't be any ... Read more...

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No grudges at talks with Colombian government: FARC


September 4th, 2012 - 11:23 am ICT by IANS
Bogota, Sep 4 (IANS/EFE) The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, will enter into peace talks with President Juan Manuel Santos's administration in Havana "without grudges or arrogance", the ... Read more...

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Russia seeks extradition of arms dealer from US


August 23rd, 2012 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 23 (IANS/Ria Novosti) Russia has handed to the US documents required by the country to consider the extradition of convicted Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout, the Russian justice ministry ... Read more...

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Colombian rebel, presumed dead, appears in TV interview


August 2nd, 2012 - 11:55 am ICT by IANS
Bogota, Aug 2 (IANS/EFE) The second-in-command of the FARC guerrilla group's Southern Bloc, believed to have been killed in a Colombian military airstrike in 2010, reappeared in an interview with ... Read more...

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Colombia’s rebel group releases two pilots


July 30th, 2012 - 1:25 pm ICT by IANS
Bogota, July 30 (IANS) The rebel Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) Sunday released two civilian helicopter pilots kidnapped 20 days ago, said the International Committee of the Red Cross ... Read more...

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Five shot dead in Colombian bar


July 2nd, 2012 - 11:50 am ICT by IANS
Bogota, July 2 (IANS/EFE) Five people died and one was wounded when gunmen attacked a bar in Tumaco, a port city in southwestern Colombia, officials said.Investigators are trying to determine ... Read more...

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Four dead in Colombia bus attack


June 21st, 2012 - 9:26 am ICT by IANS
Bogota, June 21 (IANS) Four bus passengers, including a pregnant woman, died in Colombia Wednesday when the rebels opened fire on their vehicle, authorities said.The bus was attacked after the ... Read more...

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Two Colombian rebels killed by their own bomb


June 8th, 2012 - 11:12 am ICT by IANS
Bogota, June 8 (IANS/EFE) Two members of the FARC guerrilla group were killed when a bomb they were planning to launch at a police post accidentally detonated, Colombian police said.The ... Read more...

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Colombia seizes 2.6 tonnes of cocaine


June 6th, 2012 - 7:13 am ICT by IANS
Bogota, June 6 (IANS) The Colombian Navy has seized more than 2.6 tonnes of cocaine that was being shipped by a barge to Central America.The drugs, confiscated in Pacific waters, ... Read more...

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FARC rebels release French reporter


May 31st, 2012 - 11:35 am ICT by IANS
Florencia (Colombia), May 31 (IANS/EFE) The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) announced Wednesday that French war correspondent Romeo Langlois had been released by FARC guerrillas after 33 days ... Read more...

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Colombian rebels kill 12 soldiers


May 22nd, 2012 - 8:40 am ICT by IANS
Bogota, May 22 (IANS) At least 12 army soldiers were killed in clashes with rebels in northern Colombia Monday, officials said.The fighting between Colombian Army soldiers and the rebel of ... Read more...

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Colombian rebels recruited teenagers, says activist


May 19th, 2012 - 11:43 am ICT by IANS
Bogota, May 19 (IANS/EFE) Colombia's FARC guerrillas pulled at least 13 teenagers out of boarding schools in the southern province of Putumayo and forced them to join their ranks, a ... Read more...

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Colombian rebels set condition for freeing French reporter


May 8th, 2012 - 12:26 pm ICT by IANS
Bogota, May 8 (IANS/EFE) Colombia's FARC rebels said they are prepared to release a French journalist they have been holding since April 28 only in the context of a debate ... Read more...

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Colombian rebels say they are holding French reporter


May 7th, 2012 - 12:17 pm ICT by IANS
Bogota, May 7 (IANS/EFE) French journalist Romeo Langlois is being held as a "prisoner of war", the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, said in a video released Sunday.A ... Read more...

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Colombian rebels say they’re holding French reporter


May 2nd, 2012 - 12:01 pm ICT by IANS
Bogota, May 2 (IANS/EFE) Colombia's FARC guerrillas admitted Tuesday that they are holding French journalist Romeo Langlois, who disappeared three days ago in the middle of a firefight between ... Read more...

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Colombia’s FARC rules out surrender


April 20th, 2012 - 11:10 am ICT by IANS
Bogota, April 20 (IANS/EFE) Colombia's FARC rebels said they won't surrender or lay down their weapons as a precondition for dialogue with the government of President Juan Manuel Santos."For our ... Read more...

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Colombian troops kill rebel blamed for 84 deaths


April 18th, 2012 - 12:25 pm ICT by IANS
Bogota, April 18 (IANS/EFE) Colombian troops killed a rebel who was behind a 1998 attack on a fuel pipeline that left 84 people dead, the army said Tuesday.Julian Artigas was ... Read more...

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Colombia’s FARC frees 10 captives


April 3rd, 2012 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS
Villavicencio (Colombia), April 3 (IANS/EFE) The last 10 security force members held by Colombia's FARC rebels arrived here Monday after a handover in the jungle to a team from the ... Read more...

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US seeks 30-year term for Russian arms dealer


April 3rd, 2012 - 7:08 am ICT by IANS
New York, April 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The US justice department has called for a sentence of 30 years in jail for convicted Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout, his lawyer said ... Read more...

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US seeks 30-year term for Russian arms dealer


April 3rd, 2012 - 7:07 am ICT by IANS
New York, April 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The US justice department has called for a sentence of 30 years in jail for convicted Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout, his lawyer said ... Read more...

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17 cocaine labs destroyed in Colombia


January 26th, 2012 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS
Bogota, Jan 26 (IANS/EFE) Anti-drug police in Colombia have destroyed 17 cocaine laboratories in an operation targeting the drug trafficking infrastructure of a rebel outfit in the jungles of the ... Read more...

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Marijuana worth $2 mn seized in Colombia


January 23rd, 2012 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
Bogota, Jan 23 (IANS) The Colombian police have confiscated 1.7 tonnes of marijuana with an estimated worth of 3.5 billion Colombian pesos (about $2 million) from a rural area in ... Read more...

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Guerrillas use dead body in attack in Colombia


December 8th, 2011 - 11:14 am ICT by IANS
Bogota, Dec 8 (IANS/EFE) Four police officers were slightly wounded Wednesday when they approached a man's body that FARC rebels left surrounded with explosives on the outskirts of Florencia, a ... Read more...

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Nine survive military helicopter crash in Colombia


December 5th, 2011 - 11:51 am ICT by IANS
Bogota, Dec 5 (IANS/EFE) Nine people - five soldiers and four crewmen - survived the crash of a military helicopter in the northern Colombian province of Cordoba, the army said.The ... Read more...

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Top Colombian rebel commander killed


November 5th, 2011 - 1:11 pm ICT by IANS
Bogota, Nov 5 (IANS) Alfonso Cano, a top commander of the rebel Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) who carried a $5 million reward, has been killed by security forces, ... Read more...

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2,000 land mines found in Colombia in 2011


September 19th, 2011 - 7:05 am ICT by IANS
Bogota, Sep 19 (IANS/EFE) The army has found a total of 1,961 land mines this year in a jungle province on Colombia's southern border with Ecuador and Peru, a military ... Read more...

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Bomb strapped to horse wounds two Colombian soldiers


July 12th, 2011 - 11:23 am ICT by IANS
Bogota, July 12 (IANS/EFE) Two soldiers were wounded when suspected members of the leftist FARC guerrilla group set off a bomb planted on a horse in a jungle area in ... Read more...

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2 children die in Colombia landmine blast


April 20th, 2011 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
Bogota, April 20 (IANS/EFE) Two children died and their father was seriously wounded after stepping on a landmine on a country road in the northwestern Colombian province of Antioquia, the ... Read more...

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Female Colombian snipers defending Gaddafi in Libya


April 15th, 2011 - 5:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr.15 (ANI): Female snipers suspected of belonging to the Marxist guerilla group FARC from Colombia, have joined other mercenaries fighting to keep dictator Muammar Gaddafi in power, according to the reports ... Read more...

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Colombian police seize seven tonnes explosives


April 7th, 2011 - 11:32 am ICT by IANS
Bogota (Colombia), April 7 (IANS) Colombian police have seized at least seven tonnes of explosives in the Arauca department near the border with Venezuela."Through the development of an intelligence operation ... Read more...

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Ten FARC members killed in army operation in southwestern Colombia


March 25th, 2011 - 2:21 am ICT by BNO News
CHOCO, COLOMBIA (BNO NEWS) -- At least ten militants of the rebel Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) on Thursday were killed during an Army operation in southwestern Colombia.According to El Tiempo ... Read more...

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Police, bank staff killed, robbed


March 2nd, 2011 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
Bogota, March 1 (IANS/EFE) Armed men killed four police officers and two bank employees after capturing a helicopter carrying cash meant for a bank in Colombia, a government official said. ... Read more...

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Car bombing injures 29 soldiers in Colombia


February 4th, 2011 - 7:00 am ICT by IANS
Bogota, Feb 4 (IANS) At least 29 soldiers were injured in a car bomb blast near the Colombian border with Venezuela, military officials said.The explosion occurred Thursday when a military patrol was ... Read more...

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Colombia closes 56 illegal gold mines


January 18th, 2011 - 12:31 pm ICT by IANS
Bogota, Jan 18 (IANS/EFE) Colombian authorities over the past four months have closed 56 illegal gold mines and arrested 573 people, a police report stated.The report released Monday said that "46 illegal ... Read more...

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