Top Farc Leader Killed in Colombia

Defence ministry sources told media that Alfonso Cano had been killed in an army operation in the mountains in the south-west of the country.

The top leader of Colombia's main rebel group, the bookish ideologue Alfonso Cano, was killed Friday in a military bombing in the country's southwest, authorities said.

Guillermo Leon Saenz on July 22, 1948, into middle-class Bogota family. Later takes alias "Alfonso Cano."

YOUTH: Bookish anthropology student at Universidad Nacional in 1970s, joined Communist Youth and became a leader. Is briefly jailed for rebellion.