Advertisement

Colombian military on FARC leader's trail

By

BOGOTA, June 15 (UPI) -- The Colombian military is in pursuit of a Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, leader accused of orchestrating deadly attacks, officials said.

Colombian forces have increased security in the southern department of Caqueta by sending 2,200 troops in search of Hernan Diario Velasquez Saldarriaga, Caracol Radio reported Wednesday.

Advertisement

Saldarriaga is the leader of the FARC's Teofilo Forero squadron and allegedly perpetrated deadly attacks in the Puerto Rico municipality.

Two people were killed in separate FARC attacks Tuesday prompting an increase security in the region.

Gen. Juan Carlos Salazar, commander of the army's 6th Division, said security forces have weakened the guerrilla group in the region and are coming closer to catching Saldarriaga.

The Colombian government is offering up to $1.4 million for information leading to Saldarriaga's capture.

Latest Headlines

Advertisement
Advertisement

Follow Us

Advertisement