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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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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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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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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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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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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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S. American drug gangs funding al-Qaeda terrorists


December 30th, 2010 - 10:21 am ICT by ANI
Sao Paulo (Brazil), Dec. 30 (ANI): South American drugs gangs are reportedly providing millions of pounds of funding to al-Qaeda terrorists to ensure the safe passage of cocaine across North Africa and ... Read more...

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Russian arms dealer Victor Bout arrives in NY after extradition


November 17th, 2010 - 8:05 pm ICT by BNO News
NEW YORK (BNO NEWS) -- Russian alleged arms dealer Viktor Bout on Wednesday arrived in New York after being extradited from Thailand where he was imprisoned since March 2008, officials said.On Tuesday, ... Read more...

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13 Colombian rebels killed in airstrike


November 16th, 2010 - 10:18 pm ICT by IANS
Bogota, Nov 16 (IANS/EFE) Thirteen Colombian leftist guerrillas were killed in an airstrike in the southwestern part of the country, the defence ministry said Tuesday.Monday's attack targeted a camp of the Revolutionary ... Read more...

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Colombian TV host held over rebel ties


November 16th, 2010 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
Bogota, Nov 16 (IANS/EFE) A Colombian TV host has been arrested in the country's southern Huila province on charges of aiding leftist guerrillas, authorities said.Angelica Ramirez provided information to the Revolutionary Armed ... Read more...

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Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout extradited to U.S.


November 16th, 2010 - 8:25 pm ICT by BNO News
BANGKOK, THAILAND (BNO NEWS) -- Russian alleged arms dealer Viktor Bout on Tuesday was extradited from Thailand, and boarded a U.S. government jet in order to be tried in the country, ... Read more...

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Russian arms dealer extradited to US


November 16th, 2010 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, Nov 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Former Russian army officer and alleged arms dealer Viktor Bout has been extradited from Thailand to the US, the Russian consul said in Bangkok Tuesday.Bout was ... Read more...

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Colombia’s FARC number 2 rebel commander “Mono Jojoy” killed


September 24th, 2010 - 4:07 am ICT by BNO News
BOGOTA, COLOMBIA (BNO NEWS) -- The FARC number 2 rebel commander Victor Julio Suarez Rojas was killed in a military operation that begun Tuesday night and included an air strike, officials said ... Read more...

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Colombian military kills about 60 alleged rebels


September 21st, 2010 - 3:09 am ICT by IANS
Bogota, Sep 21 (DPA) An airstrike on a rebel camp by the Colombian Air Force may have killed up to 60 people, Admiral Edgar Cely, commander of Colombia's military forces, said Monday, ... Read more...

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22 rebels killed in Colombia


September 20th, 2010 - 9:20 am ICT by IANS
Bogota, Sep 20 (IANS/EFE) At least 22 leftist rebels were killed in an operation by the police in southern Colombia, officials said. The guerrillas of Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) were killed ... Read more...

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10 police officers killed in Colombia


September 11th, 2010 - 8:04 am ICT by IANS
Bogota, Sep 11 (DPA) At least 10 police officers died and five were injured in an attack by leftist rebels in Colombia, near the Ecuadorian border, the authorities said. This takes the total ... Read more...

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12 Colombian rebels killed


July 12th, 2010 - 11:14 am ICT by IANS
Bogota, July 12 (IANS/EFE) Twelve leftist guerrillas have been killed in fighting with security forces in central Colombia, an official said. The rebels belonged to the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). ... Read more...

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12 rebels die in Colombian air strike


July 7th, 2010 - 4:58 am ICT by IANS
Bogota, July 7 (IANS/EFE) Twelve leftist guerrillas were killed Tuesday in an air strike in northern Colombia. The joint operation was carried out by the air force and the navy in the ... Read more...

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Conservative candidate wins Colombia presidential poll


June 21st, 2010 - 6:05 am ICT by IANS
Bogota, June 21 (DPA) Conservative candidate Juan Manuel Santos won Colombia's presidential runoff by a landslide Sunday. With nearly 60 percent of the vote counted, he had 69 percent of the vote, against ... Read more...

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16 killed in Colombian election day violence


June 21st, 2010 - 2:44 am ICT by IANS
Bogota, June 21 (DPA) At least 16 people were killed in attacks by leftist rebels as presidential elections in Colombia got underway Sunday, government officials said. Members of the Marxist Revolutionary Armed Forces ... Read more...

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Colombian Army offers $1.3 mn reward to informer


June 17th, 2010 - 9:51 am ICT by IANS
Bogota, June 17 (IANS) The Colombian Army will give $1.3 million in reward to a former guerilla fighter who revealed the location of four abducted security men that led to their rescue, ... Read more...

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Colombian Army rescues woman abducted by rebels


June 8th, 2010 - 3:12 pm ICT by IANS
Bogota, June 8 (IANS/EFE) The Colombian Army has rescued a woman kidnapped by leftist guerrillas in the country's northeastern Saravena city a week ago. The woman was rescued when the vehicle in which ... Read more...

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Over 1,000 landmines found in Colombia


May 26th, 2010 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Bogota, May 26 (IANS/EFE) At least 1,053 landmines, which rebel guerrillas were planning to use in attacks ahead of the May 30 presidential elections in Colombia, have been found buried in a ... Read more...

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10 rebels killed in Colombia


May 18th, 2010 - 9:31 am ICT by IANS
Bogota, May 18 (IANS) Ten members of Colombia's largest leftist guerrilla group have been killed in fighting with the security forces in northeastern part of the country, officials said. The fighting between security ... Read more...

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1,500 people in Colombia forced to leave land


April 6th, 2010 - 12:12 pm ICT by IANS
Bogota, April 6 (IANS/EFE) A guerrilla group in Colombia has forced around 1,500 people to leave their land, officials said. The people, mostly peasants, from the hamlet of La Vega del Ingles, ... Read more...

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FARC rebels release Colombian soldier after one year


March 29th, 2010 - 9:30 am ICT by IANS
Bogota, March 29 (DPA) Colombian rebels followed through Sunday on the release of a soldier they had taken prisoner nearly a year ago, the International Committee of the Red Cross said (ICRC). The ... Read more...

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Death toll in Colombia car bomb blast rises to 9


March 26th, 2010 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Bogota, March 26 (IANS/EFE) The death toll in the car bombing in Colombia's port city of Buenaventura has risen to nine, while 59 people were injured in the incident, authorities said. "The most ... Read more...

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Killer of former Colombian president’s sister nabbed


February 28th, 2010 - 8:41 am ICT by IANS
Bogota, Feb 28 (IANS/EFE) Authorities here have arrested a leftist rebel on charges of kidnapping and murdering a sister of former Colombian president Cesar Gaviria, officials said. A team of the Attorney General's ... Read more...

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Ecuador, Colombia unfreeze relations


February 12th, 2010 - 4:06 am ICT by IANS
Quito, Feb 12 (DPA) The presidents of Ecuador and Colombia have agreed to renew diplomatic ties between the neighbouring South American countries, Ecuadorian Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino said. Ties between the countries were ... Read more...

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10 rebels captured in Colombia


February 10th, 2010 - 11:40 am ICT by IANS
Bogota, Feb 10 (IANS/EFE) Ten guerrillas of the Revolutionary Armed forces of Colombia (FARC) have been captured by security forces in an operation near the Venezuelan border, the government said. The rebels were ... Read more...

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Suspected FARC rebel held for Colombia governor’s killing


January 7th, 2010 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Bogota, Jan 7 (IANS/EFE) A suspected FARC rebel believed to be behind the kidnapping and subsequent murder of a provincial governor was arrested from Colombia, authorities said. Henry Lopez Sarmiento was picked up ... Read more...

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Colombian rebel groups join forces to fight against government


December 17th, 2009 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
Bogota, Dec 17 (EFE) Colombia's two largest guerrilla groups have joined forces in the fight against the government of President Alvaro Uribe, the leaders of the two groups said in a joint ... Read more...

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Ecuador, Colombia to restore ties


November 14th, 2009 - 7:48 am ICT by IANS
Bogota, Nov 14 (EFE) Quito and Bogota have named charges d'affaires to restore diplomatic ties severed last year following an attack on a Colombian rebel base in Ecuador. Colombia has named Ricardo Montenegro ... Read more...

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Colombian Police capture 19 rebels


November 12th, 2009 - 4:14 am ICT by IANS
Bogota, Nov 12 (EFE) Nineteen rebels of Colombia's largest leftist guerrilla group have been captured in three separate operations, the police said. Fourteen rebels of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) ... Read more...

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