Ambush kills 14 Colombian soldiers

Farc blamed for attack as battle to control remote village continues.

    Farc was established in 1966 as the military wing of the Colombian communist party


    Among the soldiers killed were two junior officers, the spokeswoman, who was not authorised to speak on the record, said.

     

    Acting on intelligence reports warning of a guerrilla assault on the village of La Julia, a mobile army unit from the US-trained Omega Force, was deployed to the area, the spokeswoman said. However, the unit was taken by surprise.

     

    Local media also reported the attack.

    SOURCE: Agencies


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    'We scoured for days without sleeping, just clothes on our backs'

    'We scoured for days without sleeping, just clothes on our backs'

    The Philippines’ Typhoon Haiyan was the strongest storm ever to make landfall. Five years on, we revisit this story.

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    Russian-Saudi relations could be very different today, if Stalin hadn't killed the Soviet ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

    Unification: Saladin and the Fall of Jerusalem

    Unification: Saladin and the Fall of Jerusalem

    We explore how Salah Ed-Din unified the Muslim states and recaptured the holy city of Jerusalem from the crusaders.