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 »