Colombia’s defense minister said Monday that the civilian who was found dead in guerrilla clothes after the army clashed with guerrillas in the south-west of the country on Saturday was killed by the FARC.
According to Defense Minister Rodrigo Rivera, the guerrillas killed and dressed up the civilian to make his death look like the army had executed the man and dressed him up as a guerrilla to up the body count in combat.
Colombian judicial authorities are investigating hundreds of these so-called false positive killings.
Rivera told press that the FARC fixed the apparent false positive to discredit the armed forces.
“If we weren’t even able to collect our own dead and wounded, who would have had the time to dress someone up. I trust in the professionalism, decency and heroism of our armed forces. Of course our people know how these narco-terrorists of the FARC use lies to intent to disinform,” the minister said.