Colombia: FARC ready to continue the struggle after the death of leader

The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, movement of the radical left are ready to continue their fight after the death of their leader Alfonso Cano, the Western media report quoting the website ANNCOL news.

On Saturday  Alfonso Cano was killed in an air raid by government forces. Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos called on the guerrillas to lay down arms and surrender. However, the FARC promised to continue the fight.

Created in 1964, the FARC are fighting for “a new Colombia” and “a society of equality and solidarity.” According to police, they are financed in part through drug trafficking. Alfonso Cano took the lead in May 2008. Its elimination will hit the organization that has lost several officials and many supporters in recent years. It has about 8,000 combatants.

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