Incident Summary:

08/28/2020: Assailants abducted Jorge Ivan Ramosan, an Alternative Revolutionary Common Forces (FARC) leader, from his vehicle in Montecristo district, Bolivar, Colombia. Ramos was tied up, forced to walk for an hour, and then killed a short time later. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources attributed the attack to the National Liberation Army of Colombia (ELN) and stated that the victim was targeted for collaborating with the military.




South America

region/u.s. state:


Montecristo district

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Assassination
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Alternative Revolutionary Common Forces (FARC)
Specific Description Leader: Jorge Ivan Ramos
Nationality of Target Colombia
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 1
US Hostages 0
Hours of Kidnapping 1
Outcome Hostage(s) killed (not during rescue attempt)
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
National Liberation Army of Colombia (ELN) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 4
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
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
"FARC leader killed by rebels in northern Colombia," Archynewsy, August 31, 2020.
"FARC's leader killed by ELN in Colombia, former guerrilla says," CE Noticias Financieras English, August 30, 2020.