Colombia: President Santos says FARC has 7,800 terrorists

BOGOTÁ, Colombia – Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), the country’s largest terrorist group, has 7,800 guerrillas, citing military figures.

The FARC, who has been fighting the state since the 1960s, once had 20,000 terrorists, according to Defense Minister Juan Carlos Pinzón.

The government and the FARC are having peace talks in Havana, Cuba, attempting to end the country’s longest-running conflict.

Santos said the country’s second-largest terrorist group, the National Liberation Army (ELN), has fewer than 1,500 guerrillas after having about 4,000 in recent years.



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