The Colombian army have unearthed an underground FARC camp with the capacity to hold 160 guerrillas, local media reported on Monday.
The discovery was made in the central department of Meta, where armed forces have attacked several structures of the FARC’s 53rd front in “operation victory.”
General Emilio Enrique Torres Ariza, Commander of the Seventh Army Brigade spoke to local media about the discovery.
“It was the mother camp, pretty big. We found 86 double beds, trenches (to repel attacks) and an underground medical clinic, where they had drugs,” explained the Commander.
“The site also had nine explosive devices,” added Ariza.
According to newspaper El Espectador, the camp also had a meeting space, training areas, and nine instructional areas that were used for purposes of attacking the army’s seventh brigade.
No FARC rebels were captured during the operation. According to General Ariza, the intention was to insert military pressure on guerrillas in the surrounding area.
While rebel group FARC and the government have been involved in peace talks since November seeking a negotiated end to the internal conflict, no ceasefire has been agreed.
An accord has been reached regarding land reform, no agreements have been made however on the issues of the FARC’s political participation, drug trafficking, the practicalities of the end of the armed conflict and the rights of the victims.
- Hallan campamento de las Farc con dispensario subterráneo (El Espectador)