During an interview with Colombian President, Juan Manuel Santos expressed his opinion on the military operative that took down the most important leader of FARC.
“Mono jojoy, the symbol of terror has fallen in Colombia during an operation performed by the military forcers, this is a historic moment for our country. The operation has been planned for some time; it was organized the last weekend in Larandia. Before I took the plane to New York I had a meeting with the Ministry of Defense, with the Commanders and the Director of the National Police, with them I authorized the operation that took place Monday night and Wednesday morning over 30 planes and 27 helicopters were deployed 26 Km. southeast La Julia, near the Macarena Region. This morning the Ministry of Defense informed me that the corpse of Mono jojoy was identified, there are 20 casualties and some of them might also be important leaders.”
“I want to congratulate the Minister Rodrigo Rivera, the Commanders, Admiral Cely, General Navas, Admiral Chandía, General González, Director of the National Police Naranjo and all the soldiers that participated in this joint operation, whose success has once again proven that when our forces work together there are positive results. This is Operacion Bienvenida to the FARC.”
“We had announced to this terrorist group that because of their previous attacks on the last days we had prepared Operacion Bienvenida and this is Operacion Bienvenida to the FARC. The Ministry of Defense and High Commands are going to give more details in Bogotá; once again I want to congratulate with all my heart the work of our armed forces, to the remaining members of FARC, I assure were going after you, and we are going to stay vigilant since there is a long way to go but this is the biggest blow we have given to the FARC in all his history, even more important than the death of Raul Reyes. Mono jojoy is the symbol of terror that has hurt our country for so many years with terror and violence. That’s why I congratulate our patriots, their recognition is National and International and many leaders have congratulated them. This news has made history in our country.”