Alfonso Cano
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Farc leader Alfonso Cano killed in military raid

The leader of Colombia's left wing Farc rebel group, Alfonso Cano, has been killed in a military raid, President Juan Manuel Santos has confirmed.

He called it the most devastating blow to the group in its decades-long insurgency and urged it to disband.

Defence Minister Juan Carlos Pinzon said Cano was killed in an operation in mountains in Colombia's south-west.

Mike Wooldridge reports.

  • 05 Nov 2011
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