November 24, 2004 |
Army troops in southern Colombia killed the commander of an elite guerrilla unit blamed for a string of high-profile attacks and kidnappings, officials said. Humberto Valbuena, the head of the Teofilo Forero unit of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, was killed Monday in Caqueta state, an army spokeswoman said.
December 8, 2003 |
A senior Muslim guerrilla commander suspected of involvement in the 2000 kidnapping of Westerners from a Malaysian resort was captured in a clash with soldiers in the Philippines, the military said. Galib Andang, also known as Commander Robot, was arrested during a gunfight on Jolo island, according to the island's military chief, Col. Alexander Yapching.
June 11, 1989 |
Left-wing guerrillas sent letter bombs to two Greek newspaper journalists and accused them of spreading party propaganda, police said Friday. The bombs, both safely defused, were sent to Dimitris Rizos of the conservative opposition Eleftheros Typos newspaper and to Kyriakos Diakoyannis, a columnist for the pro-government Avriani daily.
July 24, 1986 |
An Eastern Airlines office and a Mercedes-Benz dealership were slightly damaged in overnight bombings by leftist guerrillas, police said Wednesday. The office of the Soviet airline, Aeroflot, escaped damage when police defused a time bomb placed outside its doors. A bomb thrown at the British-style Markham school wrecked windows of a nearby home but caused no damge to the school.
October 14, 2002 |
Philippine troops scoured dense jungles in pursuit of Muslim rebels, including one group that nearly wiped out a marine platoon a day earlier. Soldiers backed by helicopters searched the southern island of Jolo after Saturday's ambush, in which 11 marines were killed. Troops also attacked a guerrilla training camp in Lanao del Sur province in the south. At least 20 guerrillas have been killed, officials said.
May 18, 1991 |
About 350 Libyan guerrillas trained by the United States to fight dictator Moammar Kadafi have been transported to undisclosed locations in America to be resettled at government expense, American officials said. The decision to accept the soldiers of the self-styled Libya National Army as refugees ended a six-month odyssey for the troops who once served in Kadafi's force that invaded Chad, Libya's southern neighbor. The Office of the U.N.
December 31, 2001 |
Philippine Marines raided a Muslim guerrilla camp in a southern jungle, killing 13 rebels in a five-hour battle, a military official said. The fight took place Saturday on Jolo island, about 590 miles south of Manila, the latest of a series of battles in the southern Philippines. The military learned of the rebel casualties through two-way radio intercepts, said Lt. Gen. Roy Cimatu, the southern military chief.
April 28, 2006 |
The government has deployed more than 30,000 additional troops in its predominantly Kurdish southeast to fight separatist guerrillas and to prevent any from entering through the rugged border with Iraq and Iran, officials said Thursday. Kurdish rebels Wednesday killed two Turkish soldiers and injured a third in a grenade attack on a military outpost, the Anatolian news agency reported. At least 17 Turkish soldiers and more than 40 Kurdish guerrillas have been killed this year.
June 18, 1989 |
Thousands of Afghan soldiers captured a strategic city near Jalalabad and killed more than 200 guerrillas in a major offensive involving artillery and air support, the government said Saturday. "Our troops are in complete control not only of Jalalabad but also of areas beyond the city, and we are pushing the enemy" toward Pakistan, Mohammed Nabi Amani, a spokesman for the Foreign Ministry, told reporters. Amani said the recently completed offensive by 10,000 government troops captured the city of Khushgumbad, 20 miles east of Jalalabad.