It has emerged 11 hostages killed in Colombia last month died in crossfire between two rebel groups and not between rebels and the military as originally told by the FARC. The news has emerged in a radio conversation recorded by Colombia’s Intelligence Agency. Its chief Andres Penate says:
“As a result of the confrontation, the order was given to assassinate the deputies. The man who gave the order is known as “el Grillo Jefe” from the 60th front of the FARC. We know that 11 deputies were killed in the confrontation, as well as various FARC terrorists.”
The lawmakers were kidnapped in April 2002 by the FARC, Colombia’s oldest and most powerful rebel group.
They have reportedly proposed to hand over the bodies but have so far failed to do so.