At least 16 Marxist FARC guerrillas were killed in Colombia in the
final hours of an air force bombing of a rebel jungle camp in the
center of the country, a military spokesman told AFP on Saturday.
“We have recovered 16 bodies of 43 members of the FARC”
(Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia), a spokesman for the military
forces command said, adding that the bombing took place on Thursday
afternoon but that the military command on the ground arrived on the scene
on Saturday, in Meta department, central Colombia.
An army corporal also was killed in the operation, the army added, without explaining the circumstances of his death.
The FARC is Latin America’s oldest and largest insurgency, and has been battling the government in Bogota for 45 years. (AFP)