The government of outgoing Colombian President Alvaro Uribe continues to battle Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) rebels, which included an early morning air raid in the mountainous area of Montes de Maria.
The air raid was conducted so as to stop the FARC from getting more of a foothold in this area known as the province of Bolivar. The guerillas are attempting to regain a foothold here and conduct operations from this key vantage point. It is a strategically important location since it overlooks the city of Cartagena. 13 guerillas members were reportedly killed in the air strike including two of its leaders.