Two alleged members of the left-wing rebel group, the FARC voluntarily demobilized while three others were captured during ongoing anti-insurgency operations by security forces in southern and central Colombia, newspaper El Espectador and the Colombian national police reported Friday.
A female rebel known as “Diana” surrendered to the army with an AK-47 and eight kilos of explosives in her possession, after intense combat between the FARC’s 48th Front and the army in the southern department of Putomayo, said Colombia’s military.
In a separate incident, a 17-year-old rebel, suspected to belong to the FARC’s 14th Front surrendered to the army in the same department. The rebel allegedly told the army that he had suffered physical and mental abuse during his time with the guerrilla organization.
The Colombian National Police reported that the aliases “Coco”, “Zorrero” and “Barbas,” presumed to be members of the FARC’s 17th Front, were captured during a police operation in the southcentral department of Tolima. They were arrested on charges including terrorism and weapons possession.