Colombian army op kills ELN rebel 10 days from peace talks

An operation targeted the public order and financial wing of the National Liberation Army (ELN) in the northeastern department of Casanare, the military saidThe Colombian army said Monday it had killed an ELN rebel and captured four others in an operation days before peace talks between the leftist guerrillas and the government are set to open. The operation targeted the public order and financial wings of the National Liberation Army (ELN) in the northeastern department of Casanare, the military said in a statement. The operations could deal a blow to peace talks due to open in the Ecuadoran capital Quito on October 27 between the rebels and President Juan Manuel Santos’s government.

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