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Colombian forces try to break rebel siege

Government troops backed by armored vehicles made their way along a mountain road Wednesday to this bomb-scarred Andean town to break a weeklong siege by well-armed Colombian rebels – who vowed not to withdraw. More than half of Toribio’s 3,000 residents returned to the village Wednesday morning from nearby shelters, only to abandon it again hours later for fear the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, known as the FARC, would attack in the afternoon. Full Story

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