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FARC Guerrillas Attack Base

NEWS AMERICAS, Bogota, Columbia, TUES. MAR. 15, 2011: A Colombian military base was attacked by FARC guerrillas over the weekend, news reports indicate.

FOX Latino reports cite a Colombian army commander as saying the Puerto Asis base in Putumayo, a province on the border with Ecuador, was attacked The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, rebels.

Initial radio reports said the guerrillas had fired at least 11 rounds at the base in Puerto Asis. The Colombian government has made fighting the FARC a top priority and has obtained billions in U.S. aid for counterinsurgency operations.

The FARC, which has fought a succession of Colombian governments for decades, is on both the U.S. and EU lists of foreign terrorist organizations. The guerrilla group is believed to still be holding some 700 hostages.