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Three FARC Dissidents Die in Combat, Army Rescues Two Minors

BOGOTA – In an operation carried out by the National Army in southeastern Colombia, three FARC dissidents were killed, two more were captured and two minors were rescued, official sources reported.

The military action, which took place in the village of Las Brisas del Itilla, in the rural area of the municipality of Calamar (department of Guaviare), occurred when army troops engaged in combat with the guerrillas.

According to a statement from the authorities, the operation was against “the organized armed group residual First Structure, which is commanded by alias ‘Ivan Mordisco’ in the Colombian southeast.”

These armed men, who did not accept the peace agreement that the government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) signed in 2016, were in charge of “controlling the payment of extortion and the collection of money derived from drug trafficking,” the army said.

In the operation, three members of the dissidents were killed, identified as “Alex Gago,” who acted as chief, as well as guerillas “Daniela” and “Nando.”

In the middle of the battle, one of the minors who was recovered and one of the captured ones was injured, for which they received humanitarian attention from the military nurses and were later transferred to the Municipal Hospital of San José del Guaviare.

The members of the army recovered three rifles, an M60 machine gun, an M79 grenade launcher, 29 grenades, 918 ammunition of various calibers, 13 suppliers, 69 electric detonators, seven jars of black powder, campaign material and cash.

 

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