FARC Terrorist Plans Frustrated

first_imgBy Dialogo July 18, 2012 In the course of offensive operations, National Army explosives experts destroyed 10 mines of different kinds that belonged to FARC terrorists, in the departments of Northern Santander, Nariño, and Huila. Initially, the men of Task Force Vulcan recorded the location of a fan-type mine made of five kilos of R1 and six homemade mortar shells, each with two kilos of the same explosive. The munitions belonged to factions of the FARC’s Squad 33 and were found only meters from a school located in the sector known as La Raya, in the municipality of Tibú, Northern Santander. Separately, in a second tactical action, this one by Soldiers of Task Force Pegasus, the Military offensive resulted in the discovery of one mine, 20 kilos of ANFO, three kilos of pentolite, two kilos of shrapnel, and eight electric detonators in the municipality of Maguí, Nariño. The guerrillas of the FARC’s Front 29 failed in their violent plans, thanks to the rapid deployment of this Military unit. Finally, members of the FARC’s Squad 25 planted two improvised explosive devices by the side of a road used by people living along the San Marcos trail in the municipality of Colombia, Huila; the deadly traps were destroyed through the efforts of personnel from the 13th Land Combat Battalion ‘Cacique Timanco,’ assigned to Task Force Sumapaz.last_img read more

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Beat writers pick winner of Syracuse-Boston College matchup

first_imgLess than two weeks after a 96-81 loss at Boston College, Syracuse gets another shot at the Eagles. SU (10-7, 2-2 Atlantic Coast) welcomes BC (9-8, 2-2) to the Carrier Dome Saturday for a 4 p.m. tip. For the Orange, it’s a return home after a loss at Virginia Tech. For the Eagles, it’s a chance to beat SU twice in a two-week span.Here’s how our beat writers predict the game will unfold.Connor Grossman (9-8)No fly zoneSyracuse 77, Boston College 69Syracuse’s defense couldn’t be much worse from the last time it played Boston College, specifically from the 3-point line. The Eagles buried 16-of-26 deep balls against SU, led by Ky Bowman’s 7-for-8 performance. The Orange’s defense slipped against Virginia Tech after steadier outings against Pittsburgh and Miami. But the second time around against BC, Syracuse will contain Bowman and Jerome Robinson — who combined for 52 points against SU earlier this season — and edge Boston College at home before hitting the road to play North Carolina and Notre Dame.Matt Schneidman (9-8)Déjà vuBoston College 75, Syracuse 68AdvertisementThis is placeholder textEarlier this week on his radio show, Jim Boeheim said Bowman is one of the best freshman guards in the country, even on par with Kentucky’s duo of Malik Monk and De’Aaron Fox. Last time against the Orange, Bowman poured in a game-high 30 points as SU allowed the most points (96) it has surrendered all season. The zone’s stock is down after Tuesday’s loss at Virginia Tech despite back-to-back wins against Miami and Pittsburgh, so expect Bowman and fellow scorers Jerome Robinson and A.J. Turner to have their fair share of 3s again.Paul Schwedelson (10-7)Back to schoolSyracuse 71, Boston College 67As students have begun filtering back to the SU campus, the Orange faces a very important game against Boston College. The term “must-win” is overused and its meaning has become watered down, but this is about as close to a must-win a game can be on Saturday. SU can’t afford to lose a second time to Boston College — it probably couldn’t afford a first loss to the Eagles. But this matchup will be played in the Carrier Dome and the Orange hasn’t lost at home since its debacle against St. John’s. SU turned its season around with wins over Miami and Pittsburgh, and its climb back into NCAA Tournament contention continues on Saturday. Comments Published on January 13, 2017 at 9:46 pmcenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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