In Colombia, 18 die in conflict between armed groups

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FARC guerrillaGuerrilheiro das FARC | Photo: EFE

Clashes between a dissident faction of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) and another armed group left 18 killed in southwest Colombia, near the border with Ecuador. On Saturday (19), “18 men were killed in a clash between the self-proclaimed ‘Commandos de la Frontera’ and the first front of dissidents ‘Carolina Ramirez’ of the FARC”, according to a bulletin published by the public human rights agency, without specifying whether they are civilian or military victims.

The clashes began in a rural area of ​​the municipality of Puerto Guzman, around 60 kilometers from the border with Ecuador. The Public Prosecutor requested “the presence of the security forces and the Public Prosecutor’s Office in the area”.

The organization had contact with representatives of President Gustavo Petro, as part of a preliminary phase of peace negotiations and had announced that it would reduce attacks on security forces to reach a bilateral ceasefire in Colombia . The Comandos de la Frontera are an armed group that controls drug trafficking routes on the border with Ecuador.Guerrilheiro das FARC

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