Colombia’s largest rebel group FARC launched it’s so-called ‘Rebirth’
plan, a strategy to avoid being defeated by the Colombian army by
increasing attacks and the use of land mines, Colombian intelligence
services told Reuters.
“The FARC are seeking a political repositioning and at the same time want to intensify guerrilla warfare, increasing the use of mines, bomb attacks, snipers and seem to be buying missiles to stop the airpower of military forces that weakened them,” an intelligence official told the press agency.
“With the mines and snipers they want to slow down adancing troops in jungle and mountainous areas where they have retreated because of the military offensive. With attacks on city they want to demonstrate they are not defeated,” the official added.
According to the intelligence report, the guerrillas are also looking to adapt their political strategies after Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez openly stopped supporting them. The rebels would want to try to be removed from the U.S. and E.U lists of terrorist organizations.
Plan ‘Rebirth’ is said to have been developed by FARC’s supreme leader Alfonso Cano.
The FARC suffered enormous defeats in 2008 with the death of three of the members of the Secretariat and a continuously retreating and diminishing guerrilla army.