Colombian forces kill 22 FARC rebels

September 20, 2010 04:09

Santos says ‘no quarter’ as Colombian security forces say they have killed at least 22 Farc rebels in fighting near the Ecuadorean border.

BBC News


‘Police commandos were dropped by helicopter after air force planes bombed a rebel camp in the jungle.’

‘Speaking after Sunday’s raid in Putumayo, Mr Santos said he had given “clear orders” to the security forces to “continue giving these kind of blows without treaty or quarter”.

He also thanked the government of Ecuador for supporting the operation, saying better co-operation was improving security along the frontier.

Farc rebels have stepped up their violent campaign since president Santos took office on 7 August.’


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