Saturday, September 25, 2010

Víctor Julio Suárez Rojas a.k.a. Jorge Briceño Suárez a.k.a. Mono Jojoy

I couldn't let this news go by without mentioning (The Green berets Series will have to wait till Monday...). In the "The Terrorist for One is the Hero for Another Series":
One of the most senior leaders of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (Farc) has been killed, say reports.

Jorge Briceno, also known as Mono Jojoy, died in a military air strike in the Macarena region, known to be a Farc stronghold, local media said.
President Juan Manuel Santos said Jojoy's death was "the hardest blow" in the history of the rebel movement.
The Marxist Farc rebels have been fighting the Colombian authorities since the mid-1960s.

Jojoy was believed to be leader of the Farc's strongest fighting division, the Eastern Bloc, and had eluded Colombian security forces for almost 10 years. Jojoy didn't go anywhere without his trademark black beret.
The United States had offered a reward of up to $5m (£3.2m) for information leading to his arrest or conviction.

"A military source has confirmed that it defeated a group of rebels during an operation involving the four branches of the military," Colombia's attorney general Guillermo Mendoza said in a radio interview.
He said soldiers had found the body of Jojoy.
"The symbol of terrorism in Colombia has fallen," Mr Santos said.
"To the rest of the Farc: we are coming after you, we are not going to let down our guard."

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