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More than 40 FARC rebels killed in airstrikes as violence escalates

More than 40 FARC rebels killed in airstrikes as violence escalates

posted by Adriaan Alsema

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 »

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

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

posted by Torkan Omari

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 »

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Military leaderships urge end to politicization of armed forces

Military leaderships urge end to politicization of armed forces

posted by Talor Gruenwald

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.

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Santos booed at event in support of military

Santos booed at event in support of military

posted by Adriaan Alsema

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

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

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

posted by Julia Guggenheim and Alice Bradshaw-Smith

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 »

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Colombia modifies bill to judge killings in military courts

Colombia modifies bill to judge killings in military courts

posted by Adriaan Alsema

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 »

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Colombian navy seizes more than 5 tons of cocaine on ship

Colombian navy seizes more than 5 tons of cocaine on ship

posted by The Associated Press

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

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Colombia military ‘will never be obstacle for peace’

Colombia military ‘will never be obstacle for peace’

posted by Larisa Sioneriu

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. 

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Santos begins military base tour to seek support for peace talks

Santos begins military base tour to seek support for peace talks

posted by Alice Bradshaw-Smith

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 »

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Colombian military again suspected of embezzling funds

Colombian military again suspected of embezzling funds

posted by Talor Gruenwald

A battalion of the Colombian military responsible for protecting petroleum-related infrastructure projects is suspected of embezzling $775,000 from oil companies’ security funds, local media reported on Monday.