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Friday, October 23, 2009

Ecuadorian judge files charges against Colombian general

Colombia Reports, 22 October 2009

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For the controversial assault in question, 'Operation Phoenix', Ecuadorian courts have requested the extradition of the Police Director, General Oscar Naranjo.

In addition to Naranjo, Ecuador want Colombia's former Defense Minister Juan Manuel Santos and the Commander of Colombia's Armed Forces General Freddy Padilla de Leon extradited, claimed a report by news station W Radio on Thursday

Operation Phoenix took place in March 2008 when the Colombian Military bombed a FARC encampment on Ecuadorian soil without warning Ecuadorian authorities. The assault resulted in the death of the FARC's second most important boss, 'Raul Reyes'.

Ecuador and Colombia are in the process of negotiating strategies to restore their fractured ties.

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