CIA helps Colombia kill rebel leaders: Report

A covert CIA programme has helped Colombia`s government kill at least two dozen leaders of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, the rebel insurgency also known as FARC, according to a media report.

PTI| Last Updated: Dec 22, 2013, 16:09 PM IST

Washington: A covert CIA programme has helped Colombia`s government kill at least two dozen leaders of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, the rebel insurgency also known as FARC, according to a media report.

The Washington Post says the National Security Agency has also provided "substantial eavesdropping help" to the Colombian government.

And the paper says the US provided Colombia with GPS equipment that can be used to transform regular munitions into "smart bombs" that can accurately home in on specific targets, even if they are located in dense jungles.

The Post report is based on interviews with more than 30 former and current US and Colombian officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the programme is classified and ongoing.