FARC attacks

FARC attack caused Colombia’s ‘biggest environmental disaster in 10 years’
Posted by Adriaan Alsema on Jun 25, 2015 1 comment

FARC attack caused Colombia’s ‘biggest environmental disaster in 10 years’

A FARC attack on an oil pipeline in the southwest of Colombia has caused the country’s biggest environmental disaster in the past decade, said the country’s environment Minister on Thursday.

Army commanders who survived April FARC attack arrested
Posted by Adriaan Alsema on Jun 23, 2015 1 comment

Army commanders who survived April FARC attack arrested

Two commanders of the unit that lost 11 men in an April FARC attack that subsequently led to the unraveling of attempts to deescalate Colombia’s armed conflict have been arrested, according to local media.

290 flee village after southwest Colombia FARC attack
Posted by Adriaan Alsema on Jun 23, 2015 Leave a comment

290 flee village after southwest Colombia FARC attack

Some 290 people were forced to flee their village in the southwest of Colombia after alleged FARC guerrillas attacked the local police station, local media reported Monday. The presumed FARC guerrillas  Full Article »

FARC attacked more than 150 times since lifting ceasefire
Posted by Matthew Dancis on Jun 22, 2015 Leave a comment

FARC attacked more than 150 times since lifting ceasefire

Colombia’s largest rebel group, the FARC, have carried out more than 150 attacks since they lifted their self-imposed unilateral ceasefire last month, reported a conflict monitoring group.

Colombian state convicted for neglect, allowing deadly 1998 FARC siege on city
Posted by Adriaan Alsema on Jun 18, 2015 Leave a comment

Colombian state convicted for neglect, allowing deadly 1998 FARC siege on city

Colombia’s State Council has convicted the state for neglect preceding a 1998 rebel siege on the town of Mitu where FARC guerrillas killed 11 civilians and 30 members of the security forces.

FARC steps up attacks; 4 soldiers killed in southern Colombia
Posted by Emma Rosser on Jun 17, 2015 Leave a comment

FARC steps up attacks; 4 soldiers killed in southern Colombia

The FARC upped its offensive against the Colombian state on Wednesday, reportedly killing four soldiers in the south while attacking oil infrastructure and public transport in the north.

‘FARC attacks’ force Ecopetrol to suspend operations in northeast Colombia
Posted by Adriaan Alsema on Jun 17, 2015 Leave a comment

‘FARC attacks’ force Ecopetrol to suspend operations in northeast Colombia

A series of alleged FARC attacks on oil infrastructure in the northeast of Colombia forced state-run oil company Ecopetrol to suspend operations while displacing more than 50 families.

Colombia peace talks ‘at risk’ amid wave of FARC and military strikes: UN
Posted by Adriaan Alsema on Jun 12, 2015 1 comment

Colombia peace talks ‘at risk’ amid wave of FARC and military strikes: UN

The United Nations’ High Commissioner for Refugees said Thursday that ongoing peace talks between Colombia’s government and FARC rebels could “derail” over a recent increase in FARC attacks and military  Full Article »

‘FARC attack’ leaves half a million in southern Colombia without electricity
Posted by Adriaan Alsema on Jun 11, 2015 1 comment

‘FARC attack’ leaves half a million in southern Colombia without electricity

Alleged FARC rebels late Wednesday blew up another electricity tower, this time in southern Colombia, leaving some 500 thousand people without electricity.

‘FARC’ causes 2nd environmental emergency in south Colombia within 48 hours
Posted by Adriaan Alsema on Jun 9, 2015 2 comments

‘FARC’ causes 2nd environmental emergency in south Colombia within 48 hours

FARC rebels allegedly blew up an oil pipeline in the southwest of Colombia, causing the second environmental emergency within 48 hours.