Posted by Tim Hinchliffe on Oct 24, 2011 Leave a comment

Army captures FARC boss suspected of deadly ambush

perico captured

Colombian Army officials captured on Monday “Perico,” one of the heads of the FARC’s 10th Front, who is held responsible for the killing of 10 soldiers in an ambush on Saturday.

The capture of Perico, in the northern department of Aruaca, came two days after the FARC’s 10th Front attacked and killed 10 troops from the Army’s 18th Brigade in the municipality of Tame.

It was the second attack by the FARC against troops in two days, following the incident where members of the Daniel Aldana mobile column killed another 10 soldiers on Friday, bringing the death toll up to 20.

The capture of Perico comes after President Juan Manuel Santos sent 1,200 troops to Aruaca to reinforce security in that region.