Western Bloc of the FARC-EP

Western Bloc Of The FARC-EP

Western Bloc of the FARC-EP

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The Western Bloc of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia is believed the smallest of the blocs in size, but not in military capability. It is routinely held responsible for attacks that occur in Cali and its surroundings. The specific divisions of the group are arguable. Because of the current conflict existing in the country, much of the information recovered is conflicting. Some of the believed divisions or 'fronts', as they are commonly called, are shown below. Many of these fronts sometimes work together towards a certain mission, while others are further divided into 'columns' and 'companies' with a smaller number of members. For more general information see FARC-EP Chain of Command.

Commanders



6th Front

Also known as the Hernando González Acosta Front, it is composed of up to 400 people. It operates mostly in the Cauca Department and the Valle del Cauca Department. Its leader is considered, along with Tirofijo, one of the founders of FARC.



On September 19, 2008, heavy fighting occurred between the Colombian army and the FARC's sixth front during an attack on Toribío, Cauca Department

  • The Mobile Column Alonso Cortés, composed by up to 50 men, also operates in this area.


Mobile Column Alonso Cortés



8th Front

It is composed by up to 80 men and operates mostly in the Cauca Department. Its current leadership is unclear.



29th Front

It is composed by up to 250 men and operates mostly in the Nariño Department.



30th Front

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