Incident Summary:

11/25/2015: Assailants abducted Jesus Delgado, a soldier, in San Vicente del Caguan, Caqueta, Colombia. Delgado was released on December 9, 2015. The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) claimed responsibility for the incident.




South America

region/u.s. state:


San Vicente del Caguan

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Las Damas area.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Kidnapping)
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity National Army of Colombia
Specific Description Soldier: Jesus Delgad
Nationality of Target Colombia
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 1
US Hostages 0
Days of Kidnapping 14
Outcome Hostage(s) released by perpetrators
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) No
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Group Sub-name Claimed Responsibility
Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) Southern Bloc Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: E-mail)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Colombia's FARC rebel group frees kidnapped soldier," Xinhua General News Service, December 10, 2015.
"FARC rebels free kidnapped soldier in boost to peace," Agence France-Presse Top News (English), t, December 9, 2015.
"Xinhua: Colombia's FARC Asks Red Cross For Help To Free Kidnapped Soldier," Xinhua, December 8, 2015.