Colombian authorities still cannot confirm that Pablo Benito Cabrera, alias “Fabian Ramírez,” a top commander of the FARC, died when the Colombian Air Force bombed his camp November 20.

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos told the press that the commander of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia’s (FARC) Southern Bloc had “apparently” died after the bombing. Authorities gathered many of Cabrera’s personal items including a diary (photo), but they have yet to find evidence of his body.

Cabrera joined the FARC as teenager and rose through the ranks due to his military prowess and entrepreneurial skills. He is thought to have close ties to drug trafficking groups in Mexico, including the Juárez and Tijuana Cartels. 

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