FARC’s Commander Jorge Briceno A. K. A. Mono Jojoy Muerto KilledSeptember 24th, 2010 - 7:40 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez
Sep 24, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Mono Jojoy Muerto, whose real name is Jorge Briceno was reportedly killed yesterday by Colombia’s military, the authorities said in one of their statements. Mono Jojoy Muerto was the No.2 commander of the country’ main leftist rebel group Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC. The field marshal was only 57 years old when he died.
The media sources are of the opinion that Mono Jojoy Muerto’s death is a major setback for FARC. President Juan Manuel Santos told in the news conference that Jorge Briceno a.k.a. Mono Jojoy Muerto’s death was even more important that the death of FARC foreign minister Raul Reyes in 2008. He called it a “crucial” blow against the FARC officials in its entire history. Alvaro Balcazar, the civilian coordinator of a government counterinsurgency plan in the region said that Jorge Briceno died in one of his operations in La Macarena on Wednesday. Alvaro Balcazar also called the death as a devastating blow to the FARC community. The civilian coordinator said in his statement that the forensic examiners are now checking the fingerprints of the body to confirm his identity.
A reputed media source reported that Jorge Briceno was the mastermind behind many FARC’ victories. President Juan Manuel Santos called Jorge Briceno a symbol of “terror” in Columbia and called it historic news for Columbia. Rodrigo Rivera, the defense minister said that other than Jorge Briceno, five more soldiers were also wounded in the operation. He also added in his statement that the FARC are crumbling from within after the death of Jorge Briceno. The media sources reported that the Columbian authorities had charged Jorge Briceno with many counts of drug trafficking, assault, murder and many more heinous crimes.
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