Colombia kills FARC dissident wanted for killing journalists
President Iván Duque confirmed Friday that Colombian military forces had killed guerrilla leader Walther Arizala, alias
The killing comes three months after
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Duque went on to call Arizala one of “the worst criminals our country has known” and said he spoke with Ecuadorian authorities to pass on the information.
Arizala was killed in Narino, the same region where he was previously wounded in the battle with Colombian authorities.
He led a dissident faction of up to 80 soldiers and is accused of having ties to Mexican drug cartels that are shipping cocaine northward towards the United States.