US denies role in Colombian raid on Ecuador

Washington’s embassy in Ecuador Dec. 11 denied any US involvement in Colombia’s 2008 raid on a FARC camp at Angostura in Ecuadoran territory. A new report by Ecuador’s government says US military personnel stationed at the Pentagon’s forward operating location (FOL) at Manta air base helped with intelligence to plan the attack. The embassy statement said “these accusations were made before… [T]he embassy strongly rejects them. Manta’s FOL was not involved by any means, neither with the Colombian raid in Angostura nor giving intelligence information.” (Xinhua, Dec. 11; NYT, Dec. 10)

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