The combat between the FARC rebels and army forces took place in in the rural zone of Tame, in the Arauca department bordering Venezuela where “Milton Dias” had been operating for years.
Milton Dias was allegedly the second-in-command of the Alfonso Castellanos Mobile Column.
According to the army, “Dias” joined the FARC in 1995 and worked his way up the hierarchy over the years.
He was an expert in explosives and was accused of planing and carrying out several terrorist activities such as homicides and kidnappings.
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