FARC Fronts

For 1978, overcomes the barrier of a thousand, adding then 1165 troops and growing during the last 4 years in a 51%, being additionally 12 fronts and creating your first mobile column. In the Government of Turbay Ayala this pool reaches the 1840 (58% of growth) combatants and wide to 15 the number of fronts. During the administration of Belisario Betancur and despite the process of peace that same impulse, the FARC are growing at an amazing rate, i.e. that of 1840 men passed to 5159 (180% increase) and distributed in 33 fronts. In the next four years this insurgent group focuses on the expansion of its presence at the national level, which does increase the number of fronts and having 6778 troops in 46. The national presence of the FARC in the Government of President Cesar Gaviria increases because they have 68 included fronts 9324 men and 7 mobile columns. This growth is accelerated during the quadrennium of Ernesto Samper, because by the end of this period 12545 combatants compose it being distributed in 99 fronts including 5 columns, 23 companies and a mobile block. The frustrated peace process ahead by the Andres Pastrana administration stimulus growth of this grouping because at the end of the year 2002 the FARC had 17000 men and 108 fronts included 29 Mobile columns and a new mobile block (8). The administration of Uribe Velez after eight years and through the implementation of the policy of democratic security forced this organization replegara strategically, which resulted in a high level of casualties and desertions and the inability to renew with the same ease his paintings of command and combat, moving towards the end of the year 2008 to 11000 mendisappearing 5 of their fronts to be dismantled by the armed forces, having been heavily beaten other 33 and losing 7 of their 20 mobile structures.