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Colombia's FARC rebels name new chief
Colombia's FARC rebels name success for leader killed in army raid
By The Associated Press

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) ' Colombia's main rebel group has named a successor to its leader, who was killed in combat this month.

The ruling junta of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia designated 52-year-old Timoleon Jimenez as the new chief on Nov. 5, a day after Cano was killed in southwestern Colombia while trying to break out of a military cordon.

The group known at the FARC made the announcement Tuesday via a sympathetic website.



Better known by his nickname Timochenko, Jimenez has been a member of the FARC's seven-man ruling secretariat since the 1980s.

In the announcement, the FARC's secretariat said the vote was unanimous.

The U.S. government has offered a $5 million reward for Jimenez.


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