Otago Daily Times

ELN com­man­der Uriel killed

- Latin America News · Politics · Bogota · National Liberation Army · Chocó Department · Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia

Bo­gota: Colom­bian se­cu­rity forces have killed a top Na­tional Lib­er­a­tion Army (ELN) rebel com­man­der known best by his nom de guerre, Uriel, dur­ing an op­er­a­tion in the coastal Pa­cific prov­ince of Choco.

Uriel, known for his me­dia ap­pear­ances, on­line videos and one­time Twit­ter ac­count, was re­spon­si­ble for kid­nap­pings, murders and forced re­cruit­ment of mi­nors, Pres­i­dent Ivan Duque said yes­ter­day.

The ELN is con­sid­ered more rad­i­cal and less cen­trally con­trolled than Farc, which signed a peace deal in 2016 and is now a le­gal po­lit­i­cal party. — Reuters

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