An alleged head of FARC’s 17th Front was killed Tuesday in a clash with troops in central Colombia.
The suspected guerrilla operated under the alias “Robinson” and was the head of the 17th Front, known as “Angelino Godoy.” According to officials, Robinson was responsible for several attacks and the extortion of businesses in town of Vegalarga in the central Colombian department of Huila.
Authorities have claimed that Robinson was one of the perpetrators of a 2010 attack which left 11 people injured, including 10 Colombian police officers.
Police intelligence suggests that Robinson had been entrusted with seizing control of the strategically important corridor which runs between the Tolima, Huila, and Meta departments of Colombia.
Robinson was killed by Colombian Armed Forces in a rural municipality, although full details of the incident are yet to be released.