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Colombia's ELN rebels claim to down army helicopter

Estanzuela - Leftist rebels with the National Liberation Army (ELN) claimed responsibility Saturday for this week's attack on a Colombian army helicopter in which eight troops were killed.

FARC rebels kill four and rupture Colombian pipeline

Estanzuela - Colombia's FARC rebels killed four soldiers and wounded six by setting a landmine that exploded when an army helicopter landed on it, officials said.

FARC attack major Colombian oil pipeline

Estanzuela - Experts were battling Wednesday to prevent environmental damage after suspected FARC rebels blew up a stretch of Colombia's second-biggest oil pipeline, authorities said.

Colombian army kills two FARC rebels

Estanzuela - Colombian troops have killed the commander of a FARC guerrilla unit and another rebel in an operation near the Venezuelan border, the army said Tuesday.

Rebel front leader killed in Colombia

Estanzuela - A National Liberation Army (ELN) front leader, also wanted in the 1999 hijacking of an Avianca passenger jet, has been killed in northern Colombia, authorities said.

Maimed in war, Ukraine rebels recover in Russia

Rostov-on-don - Former Ukrainian rebel fighter Valery glances down at where his right leg should be as he confronts life's new reality across the border in Russia.

Ukraine rebels pay pensioners in dollars

Donetsk - Ukraine's pro-Russian rebels in battle-scarred Donetsk said Friday they had started paying dollars to pensioners who have been cut off from Kiev's social benefits despite serving valiantly in Soviet-era wars.

FARC kill three police, cut power to 500,000 in Colombia

Estanzuela - Colombia's FARC rebels killed three police officers Thursday and left nearly half a million people without electricity in two separate attacks, authorities said, in the latest blow to peace talks.

Forgotten fighters haunt ruined Central Africa palace

Bangui - A crumbling palace used by Jean-Bedel Bokassa during his short-lived stint as self-proclaimed emperor of the Central African Republic in the 1970s is now home to starving former rebels awaiting integration into the national army.

Colombia accuses FARC rebels of oil spill

Estanzuela - Colombian authorities accused the leftist FARC guerrillas Monday of forcing 19 oil tanker drivers to dump their cargo of crude on the ground, raising fears it could contaminate water supplies.

Latest FARC attack leaves Colombia town without water

Estanzuela - FARC rebels blew up a water plant in southwestern Colombia, military officials said, in the latest alleged attack by the guerrilla movement on the nation's infrastructure.

Mali's main Tuareg-led rebels to sign peace deal June 20

Alger - The head of Mali's main Tuareg-led rebel groups said on Friday that his movement will sign a final deal to end the conflict in the west African nation on June 20.

No jail time for rebels: Colombia's FARC

Havana - Colombian leftist rebels holding peace talks with the government insisted Wednesday that none of their people should end up in jail for fighting in the five-decade-old war.

Colombian army says dismantles huge FARC drug lab

Estanzuela - The Colombian army said Tuesday it dismantled a large synthetic drug laboratory it alleges was used by the FARC guerrillas to fund their insurgency against the government.

FARC attack leaves Colombia port city without power: Military

Estanzuela - Some 400,000 people in Colombia's bustling port city of Buenaventura lost power Sunday after a key electrical tower was destroyed -- an act military officials blamed on FARC rebels.

Colombian military kills 5 FARC rebels in strike

Estanzuela - The Colombian military killed at least five FARC guerrillas in the northwest of the country Monday, part of a new offensive that has challenged ongoing peace talks with the rebel group.

Colombia's Santos to visit Pope Francis in June: report

Estanzuela - President Juan Manuel Santos will meet Pope Francis in mid-June as part of a European tour, Colombia's foreign minister said in comments reported Sunday.

Colombia's Santos presses for peace as FARC death toll climbs

Estanzuela - The president of Colombia called for accelerated peace negotiations with FARC guerrillas, just as eight rebels were killed in an escalating government offensive.

Colombia's Santos presses for peace as FARC death toll climbs

Estanzuela - The president of Colombia called Saturday for accelerated peace negotiations with FARC guerrillas, as local media reported that seven rebels had died in an ongoing government offensive.

Colombia's FARC rebels suspend ceasefire over air strike

Estanzuela - Peace talks to end Colombia's five-decade conflict were plunged into fresh crisis Friday after FARC guerrillas suspended their unilateral ceasefire in response to a government air strike that killed 26 rebels.

Raids, arrests in Colombia target illegal mines

Estanzuela - Colombian authorities said Monday nearly 60 people were arrested in raids last week targeting illegal mining operations used to finance the FARC guerrilla group.

Two Colombian soldiers killed in ELN rebel clashes

Estanzuela - Two Colombian soldiers were killed in clashes with leftist ELN rebels, the country's second largest rebel group, the military said.

Colombian leader slams rebels over soldier's severed leg

- Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos ordered his government on Friday to step up an offensive against the leftist ELN guerrilla movement after the rebels showed off a soldier's severed leg.

Colombia to investigate alleged child abuse by U.S. military

Estanzuela - Colombian authorities said they planned to investigate alleged sexual abuses of children by US contractors and military staff.

'Army of Conquest' rebel alliance pressures Syria regime

Birut - A new rebel alliance calling itself the Army of Conquest has seized key positions in Syria's northwestern province of Idlib in recent weeks, including the provincial capital.

Two suspected FARC fighters killed in Colombia

Estanzuela - Two suspected FARC guerrillas have been killed in central Colombia, officials said, days after President Juan Manuel Santos lifted a suspension of air strikes on the Marxist rebels.

U.S. condemns 'brutal' FARC attack in Colombia

Washington - The United States branded a FARC attack that killed 11 Colombian soldiers "brutal" and accused the Marxist guerrillas of violating their unilateral ceasefire.

Colombia accuses FARC of 'war crime' in disputed clash

Estanzuela - Colombia's attorney general accused the FARC rebels Thursday of committing a war crime by ambushing a resting army unit with unconventional weapons, but the guerrillas insisted they acted in self-defense.

Colombia ends freeze on air strikes after rebel attack

Estanzuela - Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos lifted a suspension of air strikes against the FARC after the Marxist guerrillas were suspected in the killing of 10 soldiers in a pre-dawn attack.

FARC kill 10 Colombian soldiers in pre-dawn attack

Estanzuela - Suspected FARC guerrillas killed 10 soldiers and injured 20 others in a pre-dawn attack in western Colombia on Wednesday prompting President Juan Manuel Santos to order a resumption of air strikes against the rebels.
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