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Rebel wanted by U.S. dies in battle

September 04, 2007|From Times Wire Reports

A senior Colombian rebel commander wanted by the U.S. on cocaine-trafficking charges has been killed in combat, Defense Minister Juan Manuel Santos announced.

Tomas Medina Caracas was killed during a raid on his jungle camp Saturday near the border with Venezuela, Santos said. Medina was one of 50 commanders of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC.

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