At least ten people including, leader of Farc rebels Rodrigo Cadete have been killed in military operation , launched b y Army special forces and police in Caqueta department, in the southern Caqueta region, of Colombia, said Colombian Defence Minister Guillermo Botero .
Colombian Defence Minister Guillermo Botero said Cadete had been trying to unite some of the 1,700 members of the Farc who have not handed in their arms. Most are now operating in remote jungle areas, fighting other armed groups.
Rodrigo Cadete took part in the peace negotiations held for nearly four years in the Cuban capital, Havana, but refused to accept the deal. “Today in a seamless operation the criminal known as Rodrigo Cadete, one of the most feared figures of terrorism in our country, was neutralised,” President Ivan Duque said at an event in the city of Manizales.
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17 November, 2019