Colombia bombs rebel camps, 6 bodies recovered

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Associated Press

Posted on December 3, 2012 at 12:35 PM

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombian military authorities say they've recovered six bodies of FARC rebels slain in an air raid on three guerrilla camps in a southwestern jungle region.

The regional army commander told The Associated Press that at least 20 Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia fighters were killed in the pre-dawn attack Sunday near the town of Ricuarte in Narino state. Gen. Jorge Alberto Segura said 60 rebels were in the three camps, which were located with the help of local residents.

The attack comes amid peace talks in Cuba between the government and Colombia's main leftist rebel band that began Nov. 19.

On that day, the FARC declared a unilateral two-month cease-fire and said it would also halt sabotage. Colombia's government has refused to honor the cease-fire.

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