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Colombian Troops Kill 20 Leftist Rebels

Colombian troops clashed with leftist rebels and outlawed paramilitaries in separate offensives, killing 20 fighters and capturing 57 others, the army said Wednesday. The fiercest fighting took place Tuesday in a rural area near Zetaquira, 80 miles northeast of Bogota, in which nine members of the rebel Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, were killed. Among the dead was a regional FARC leader, Arcesio Angarilla, accused of carrying out attacks on energy targets and bridges, planting land mines and ordering several kidnappings, said the commander of the army’s Fifth Division, Gen. Hernan Alonso Ortiz. Full Story

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