The Christian Science Monitor | 3/16/2009 12:00:00 AM
In strategic shift, Colombia's FARC targets cities
Mar 16 -- The embattled guerrillas are attacking urban areas that they had been pushed out of by a sustained military campaign under President Uribe.
For more than a week, residents have been making do with buckets of water from trucks that circle the neighborhoods after the latest in a spate of urban bomb attacks that signal a shift in leftist guerrillas' strategy.
The flow of water to Villavicencio, a city of 300,000 on Colombia's eastern plains, was cut March 7 when three bombs tore through the main water line. Two days later, two policemen patrolling the water plant were severely injured by land mines.
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