Popular Liberation Army - Colombia (EPL)

The EPL was founded by the Communist Party of Colombia (Marxist–Leninist) as a 1967 offshoot of the main Colombian Communist Party that disagreed with the Soviet ideological tendencies. The new party created the EPL that same year, and implemented its strategy of promoting socialist revolution from a rural base in order to launch an offensive against urban centers, where it tried to insert urban cells, while simultaneously engaging in sabotage and terrorist activities.VideoVideo (above): 01 June 2021 Popular Liberation Army - Colombia (EPL) Calls for all Colombian Guerilla Organizations to Unite in the Revolutionary Struggle against Ivan Duque's Government. EPL Fighters seen with Bulgarian SAM7-R & SA M-7 pattern 7.62x39mm rifles, AR-15 platform carbines (likely civilian models), IMI Galil AR rifles and M60E3 machine gun.  Video (above): 20 July 2021 Popular Liberation Army training camp.…

Popular Liberation Army - Colombia (EPL), also known as Ejercito Popular de Liberacion (EPL), Esperanza, Paz y Libertad (Hope, Peace and Liberty -- Converted to a political party in 1991 is an active group formed c. 1967.
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