Colombia president's bombing halt on rebels slammed by inspector general

March 11, 2015 6:31 PM

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Colombia president's bombing halt on rebels slammed by inspector general

BOGOTA (Reuters) - The decision by Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos to suspend the bombing of Marxist FARC rebel bases came under fire from the country's powerful inspector general who accused him of paralyzing the armed forces while guerrillas prey on civilian targets.

Inspector General Alejandro Ordonez, who has long opposed Santos' approach to ending a 50-year war with the FARC, said the month-long halting of aerial attacks announced on Tuesday was a de-facto bilateral cease-fire Santos said he would never allow.

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