Colombia: FARC Leader Killed Near Panamanian Border

Posted on August 26, 2013 • Filed under: Border Issues, Colombia, Conflicts, Crime, Drug Activity, FARC, Panama, Police/Military Activity

From on August 25, 2013- The leader of the FARC’s 57th Front, known only as “Silver” was killed in a Colombian military operation against a rebel camp near the Panamanian border. During the operation authorities seized 15 rifles from the guerrillas’ camp. Authorities noted that “Silver” was a key leader for drug trafficking from Colombia to Panama. According to the Colombian Minister of Defense, Juan Carlos Pinzón, this was a “strategic blow” against the FARC. Read Article

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