Agencia EFEMarch 12, 2013 13:04
Bogota, Mar 12 (EFE).- Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said that the Andean nation's largest guerrilla group, the FARC, now has fewer than 8,000 fighters.
"The number of people under arms in the FARC is 7,800," the president told reporters after a Cabinet meeting, citing figures from military intelligence.
The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, has battled a succession of Colombian governments since the mid-1960s.
As for the National Liberation Army, or ELN, Santos said it has fewer than 1,500 members, though it once had some 4,000 combatants.