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6 killed in northeast Colombia combat: Military
Posted by Emma Rosser on May 28, 2015 Leave a comment

6 killed in northeast Colombia combat: Military

Colombia’s National Army on Thursday reported that three soldiers and three guerrillas died in combat in the northeast of the country.

More than 40 FARC rebels killed in airstrikes as violence escalates
Posted by Adriaan Alsema on May 26, 2015 Leave a comment

More than 40 FARC rebels killed in airstrikes as violence escalates

With the killing of a senior FARC ringleader in western Colombia on Monday, the total number of guerrillas who have died since the resumption of air strikes on April 15  Full Article »

18 killed in air strike on southwest Colombia FARC camp: Military
Posted by Torkan Omari on May 22, 2015 1 comment

18 killed in air strike on southwest Colombia FARC camp: Military

At least 18 FARC guerrillas were killed and two were injured in an air strike in the southwest of Colombia, weeks after President Juan Manuel Santos ended a suspension of these  Full Article »

Military leaderships urge end to politicization of armed forces
Posted by Talor Gruenwald on Apr 23, 2015 Leave a comment

Military leaderships urge end to politicization of armed forces

The military urged the administration of President Juan Manuel Santos and the conservative opposition to stop politicizing the military’s role as tensions surrounding peace talks with rebel group FARC continue.

Santos booed at event in support of military
Posted by Adriaan Alsema on Apr 20, 2015 6 comments

Santos booed at event in support of military

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos was booed on Sunday when attending a run in support of injured or killed members of the military.

Who commits most sex crimes in Colombia’s armed conflict?
Posted by Julia Guggenheim and Alice Bradshaw-Smith on Apr 20, 2015 Leave a comment

Who commits most sex crimes in Colombia’s armed conflict?

The US Army is investigating alleged sex crimes by soldiers and defense contractors, but they only make up a tiny percentage of Colombia’s overall sexual statistics within the conflict. The majority of  Full Article »

Colombia modifies bill to judge killings in military courts
Posted by Adriaan Alsema on Apr 15, 2015 Leave a comment

Colombia modifies bill to judge killings in military courts

Under pressure from human rights groups, Colombia’s government has backtracked on wording in proposed legislation that critics said could deny justice for the families of thousands of victims of extrajudicial  Full Article »

Colombian navy seizes more than 5 tons of cocaine on ship
Posted by The Associated Press on Apr 8, 2015 1 comment

Colombian navy seizes more than 5 tons of cocaine on ship

Navy officials in Colombia say they have seized 5.2 tons of cocaine on a ship off the country’s Pacific Coast.

Colombia military ‘will never be obstacle for peace’
Posted by Larisa Sioneriu on Apr 1, 2015 2 comments

Colombia military ‘will never be obstacle for peace’

Commanders of Colombia’s Armed Forces on Tuesday reiterated the military’s support for ongoing peace talks between the government and the country’s largest rebel group, the FARC. 

Santos begins military base tour to seek support for peace talks
Posted by Alice Bradshaw-Smith on Mar 30, 2015 Leave a comment

Santos begins military base tour to seek support for peace talks

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos on Saturday began a tour of the country’s military barracks to explain ongoing peace talks with guerrilla group FARC and quell unrest about possible military cuts in  Full Article »