The guerrilla’s tragedy

Henry Caliche


Henry Caliche

Ex-combatant of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia -FARC-EP-. Joined at the age of 16, remained in the group for 12 years.

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This took place in 2001, in a town called Salao Blanco and another place called Oparapa, in Huila.

The guerrillas launched an attack against the police station at Salao Blanco to neutralize thirty-five policemen serving there. They captured the station, took all the weapons and marched the disarmed policemen to the church. Two dead bodies were left behind on the sidewalk by the church.

The station in Oparapa was more strongly defended and the guerrillas failed in their attempt. After approximately ten hours, nothing had been accomplished. The Army ambushed the guerrillas and killed one commander. Of the forty-nine guerrilla units, only one remained standing. All the others fell, dead or wounded.

The Army took them away, I don’t remember where. They dug a huge grave and threw the bodies in there. They were all buried in a mass grave.

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