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Colombian Police Capture Alleged Rebel

Police captured a man they said is a leader of the nation’s second largest rebel group during a raid on a house in the city of Medellin Tuesday. Saul Nieto, who goes by the nom de guerre “Ezequiel,” was in charge of a group of urban fighters of the National Liberation Army, or ELN, in Medellin, the nation’s second largest city, police said. “He’s been moving around Medellin for about three months,” police Col. Juan Ortiz said. “But intelligence work allowed him to be located and captured.” Ten other suspected rebels were detained along with Nieto. Meanwhile, another rebel said to be the commander of a mobile ELN unit in northwest Colombia turned himself in to Medellin police on Tuesday. Authorities said Faber Alberto Marin spent 12 years fighting with the ELN. Rebels continue to desert the nation’s largest rebel group, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, as well. Earlier this week, a FARC rebel thought to be one of the group’s ideologues turned himself in to police, also in northwestern Colombia. Full Story

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