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Colombian Army Kills Top Rebel Leader

Two members of the rebel Revolutionary Armed Forces of Columbia (FARC) trek toward Los Pozos in Colombia (file photo)
The Colombian government says it has killed a top leader with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), the country's oldest and fiercest rebel group.

Colombia's attorney general, Guillermo Mendoza, said in a radio interview that the army killed Jorge Briceno Suarez, head of FARC's military operations, in an early morning battle.

The U.S. State Department had been offering a reward of up to $5 million for information leading to the arrest or conviction of Mendoza.

compiled from agency reports