Colombia: Seven soldiers from “jungle infantry” killed in clash with FARC

Posted on February 15, 2013 • Filed under: Colombia, FARC, Police/Military Activity reported in what would be one of the hardest blows to the Army of Colombia since the start of peace talks with the FARC in Cuba, on Wednesday seven soldiers were killed in clashes with guerrillas of the Front 15 Jose Ignacio Mora Southern Bloc of the FARC, considered one of the strongest militarily and economically for his links with drug trafficking. According to military sources, three days about 150 guerrillas seeking to take San Antonio de Getucha, a small population of the municipality of Milan, in the department of Caquetá, located in the Colombian Amazon, so the Army sent a group of his men to repel the attack. The seven soldiers, who belonged to the Jungle Infantry Battalion No. 35 “Guepi Heroes”, died in a shootout. Five others were injured and being treated at the hospital of Florence, capital of Caquetá, 80 km from Milan. Read Article

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