The station, called “the voice of the resistance,” was located at an altitude of 11,700 feet and allegedly belonged to the FARC’s 53rd Front. The radio station was used by the guerillas to send motivational messages to their fighters and threats to civilians.
The station was hidden among caves and tunnels housing transmission equipment, antennas and a camp. The camp was destroyed and the communications equipment removed in a joint operation between the Colombian air force and the Colombian army.
A Colombian air force official described the operation as a “sharp blow to disrupt the FARC’s main method of disseminating information and spreading fear about fighting back against this guerilla group.”