A roadside bomb that exploded close to a police checkpoint in the north of Colombia on Tuesday was “probably” detonated by FARC rebels whose unilateral ceasefire took effect on Monday, according to the National Full Article »
Colombian rebel group FARC has relentlessly continued attacking infrastructure and security forces in the days after it announced a unilateral ceasefire set for July 20.
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.
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.
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 »
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 »
The southwestern Colombian port city of Tumaco woke up from a traumatic night on Thursday morning after a number of alleged FARC attacks both inside and outside the city.
One police officer has been reported dead and another was injured after a series of guerrilla attacks on police patrols and military units throughout rural Colombia.
The FARC allegedly attacked several infrastructure and police targets over the weekend, adding to the damage and impact on civilians that has been escalating since the ceasefire ended May 22.