The Colombian army has dismantled a FARC radio station found in the central Colombian department of Meta, reports El Espectador. The station, called “The Voice of the Resistance ["La Voz de la Resistencia] ,” was located at an altitude of 11,700 feet and allegedly belonged to the FARC’s 53rd Front. The radio station was used by the guerillas to send motivational messages to their fighters and threats to civilians.
The station was hidden among caves and tunnels housing transmission equipment, antennas and a camp. The camp was destroyed and the communications equipment removed in a joint operation between the Colombian air force and the Colombian army.
A Colombian air force official described the operation as a “sharp blow to disrupt the FARC’s main method of disseminating information and spreading fear about fighting back against this guerilla group.”
(Source: Colombia Reports)
Andy Sennitt adds: It isn’t clear from this report whether the army found only a transmitting site, or also the station’s production facilities. I have seen various reports over the years suggesting that the FARC now has a network of stations, so it doesn’t necessarily mean that the whole network has been silenced.