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Tag Results for "Alfonso Cano"

COLOMBIA: President Santos Says Rebels Want Him Killed Using “Whatever Means”

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos disclosed a purported internal FARC rebel group message in which a high-ranking guerrilla commander orders his comrades to kill the head of state "by whatever means." continue reading »

Colombia Guerrilla Group FARC Names New Leader

Colombia's FARC guerrilla group said it has named Timoleon Jimenez, alias "Timochenko," as successor to previous rebel chief Alfonso Cano, who was killed in a military operation earlier this month. continue reading »

Colombia President: Cano’s Death is FARC’s ‘Biggest Blow’

Colombian military forces have killed the top leader of the country's main leftist rebel group. Alfonso Cano, the top commander of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, was killed Friday during a military raid in the southwestern Cauca region. continue reading »