Colombian army kills top rebel leader
|Publisher||Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty|
|Publication Date||23 September 2010|
|Cite as||Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Colombian army kills top rebel leader, 23 September 2010, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/4cb83e8413.html [accessed 1 October 2014]|
September 23, 2010
Two members of the rebel Revolutionary Armed Forces of Columbia (FARC) trek toward Los Pozos in Colombia (file photo)
The Colombian government says it has killed a top leader with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), the country's oldest and fiercest rebel group.
Colombia's attorney general, Guillermo Mendoza, said in a radio interview that the army killed Jorge Briceno Suarez, head of FARC's military operations, in an early morning battle.
The U.S. State Department had been offering a reward of up to $5 million for information leading to the arrest or conviction of Mendoza.
compiled from agency reports