Colombia president: Rebel head narrowly eludes capture

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July 4, 2011 07:45

BOGOTA - The leader of Colombia's largest guerrilla group narrowly eluded capture, fleeing hours before the army seized his jungle hideout, President Juan Manuel Santos said on Sunday.

Alfonso Cano, leader since 2008 of the Revolutionary Armed Force of Colombia (FARC), escaped at most 12 hours before troops arrived at the camp on Thursday on the border of the southwestern districts of Huila and Cauca, he said.


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