Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) Terrorist Organizations // Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC)

FARC traces its roots back to Colombia's 10-year civil war in the 1940s. Left-wing party members withdrew from traditional politics and established "independent" agrarian "republics." One of these, the Marquetalia commune founded by Manuel Marulanda, was attacked by the Colombian military in 1964. The survivors, who called themselves the Southern Bloc and were led by Marulanda, declared war on the Colombian government. Two years later, several left-wing groups established...


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