Published On: Thu, Jan 9th, 2014

Colombia defense ministry claims 18% increase in rebel desertions in 2013

(Photo: Colombian military)

Colombia’s defense ministry on Thursday said that in 2013 the number of desertions from rebel groups like the FARC and ELN increased 18.4%.

In total, a ministry press release said, 1,350 rebel fighters surrendered to authorities, 1,111 of the FARC, 237 of the ELN and 2 of dissident factions of either guerrilla organization.

In 2012 the government had reported the demobilization of 1,140 individuals.

Among the former guerrillas who demobilized last year there were 345 women.

The press release mentioned no surrender of members of neo-paramilitary groups.

Over the past ten years, the Colombian government claimed to have received almost 25,000 demobilizing rebels.

Demobilization history

Sources

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