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Cali army battalion attacked with grenade launcher
Posted by Adriaan Alsema on Jul 20, 2015 Leave a comment

Cali army battalion attacked with grenade launcher

Unknown men on Sunday launched two grenades at the largest army base in Cali, that of the Third Division, reportedly leaving only material damage.

Colombian army continued killing civilians throughout 2014: US
Posted by Adriaan Alsema on Jun 25, 2015 1 comment

Colombian army continued killing civilians throughout 2014: US

Despite being scrutinized over the killing of thousands of civilians, Colombia’s armed forces continued killing civilians to present them as guerrillas killed in combat throughout 2014, according to the United States  Full Article »

Santos meets with HRW after report on top commanders’ involvement in civilian killings
Posted by Torkan Omari on Jun 25, 2015 2 comments

Santos meets with HRW after report on top commanders’ involvement in civilian killings

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos met with Human Rights Watch on Wednesday after initially rejecting a report by the human rights group that accused the commanders of the Armed Forces and  Full Article »

Prosecution admits Colombia’s military command never investigated for civilian killings
Posted by Adriaan Alsema on Jun 24, 2015 Leave a comment

Prosecution admits Colombia’s military command never investigated for civilian killings

Neither the commander of Colombia’s Armed Forces, nor the National Army commander, are or have been investigated over accusations they were implicated in the killing of civilians.

Colombian generals escaping punishment for role in civilian killings: HRW
Posted by The Associated Press on Jun 24, 2015 Leave a comment

Colombian generals escaping punishment for role in civilian killings: HRW

Dozens of senior Colombian army officers implicated in the killing of 3,000 civilians falsely claimed to be rebels a decade ago have risen through the ranks and are escaping punishment  Full Article »

Southwest Colombia indigenous community retains 32 soldiers after local killed
Posted by Adriaan Alsema on Jun 23, 2015 4 comments

Southwest Colombia indigenous community retains 32 soldiers after local killed

Indigenous guards from a reserve in southwest Colombia temporarily detained 32 members of the army after accusations the military unit murdered a local.

Colombia’s Congress approves 3rd attempt to transfer military crimes to military courts
Posted by Emma Rosser on Jun 12, 2015 1 comment

Colombia’s Congress approves 3rd attempt to transfer military crimes to military courts

Colombia’s Congress approved a controversial reform that seeks to give military tribunals jurisprudence over crimes committed by the military after previous attempts were struck down by the Constitutional Court.

Commanders of Colombia’s ‘battalion of death’ arrested for killing 72
Posted by Adriaan Alsema on Jun 9, 2015 Leave a comment

Commanders of Colombia’s ‘battalion of death’ arrested for killing 72

The entire former command of an army battalion based in Medellin is investigated for the alleged killing of more than 70 civilians who were dressed up as guerrillas and secured numerous  Full Article »

First Colombian soldiers ready to join UN peacekeeping forces
Posted by Talor Gruenwald on Jun 1, 2015 1 comment

First Colombian soldiers ready to join UN peacekeeping forces

Thirty-four Colombian soldiers officially joined the ranks of the the United Nations peace keeping force, also known as the blue helmets, for the first time, continuing a trend of Colombian involvement in international operations.

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 »