May 31, 2005

Colombian soldiers stumble upon huge rebel weapons cache

(VOA) Half a million rounds of rifle ammunition were discovered in a secret subterranean vault in the jungle of southern Colombia. Soldiers patrolling the area by land and air also found grenades and other explosives.

The secret cache is said to belong to the left-wing rebel group known as the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC.

Colombia has been battling FARC for over 40 years. Both the Colombian government and the United States considers FARC a terrorist organization.

General Carlos Fracica says the discovery is a major victory for Colombia in its struggle against the FARC.

Fracica says "with this seizure we have saved many lives, because each one of these cartridges could have been used in an attack on a Colombian."

¡Que chévere! ¡Buen trabajo!

Posted by Kyer at May 31, 2005 12:35 AM