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Colombia shows bodies of 14 rebels slain in raid

TAME, Colombia (AP) - Colombia's military says it killed 14 guerrillas in a bombing and ground attack on an insurgent camp in a state bordering Venezuela.

The dead from Sunday's pre-dawn raid were shown to reporters in Arauca state Monday. The corpses were in white body bags.

The army says the rebels belonged to a FARC column behind sabotage of oil installations and an ambush that killed 14 soldiers in August.

President Juan Manuel Santos' government has refused requests for a cease-fire since opening Cuba-based peace talks with the rebel group in November 2012. Santos said in an interview published Sunday that he nevertheless envisions FARC representatives sitting in Colombia's congress.

The army says it killed 250 FARC rebels last year, including at least seven front commanders. It says it captured 1,150.


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