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FARC accuses Colombia of 'dirty war' of assassinations as it transitions into politics

Colombia’s Revolutionary Alternative Common Force (FARC) accused the far right of assassinating its members, whilst pledging to continue the process of peace and integration into politics.

The statement came after, the FARC’s most senior commander Jorge Enrique Corredor was shot dead, on Tuesday.

“We won’t hesitate to point the finger at the right-wing and paramilitary sectors closely linked to the state security agencies, who are behind these murders, “ FARC Senator Pablo Catatumbo told press.

He labelled the attacks during peace time a ‘dirty war.’ This weeks killing was the FARCs highest ranking death since a peace deal was signed in late 2016.. Around 139 FARC rebels are thought to have been killed since the singing of the peace deal.

The FARC has repeatedly raised concerns that they may be assassinated by right-wing paramilitary gangs or drug traffickers, in a replay of more than 3,000 targeted killings during the 1980s, when the group first attempted to form a political party.