Nine FARC members killed by army raid in Colombian jungle

December 16, 2014 4:34 AM

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BOGOTA (Reuters) - Nine members of leftist Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia guerrillas were killed on Monday in an aerial bomb attack by the Colombian army and in clashes with troops in a southeastern jungle region, President Juan Manuel Santos wrote on Twitter.

The operation, which military and police sources said involved the use of planes and helicopters, took place in Meta province, a vast area believed to have significant oil resources and where the guerrillas maintain a heavy presence.

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