At least 18 dead in clashes between dissident FARC armed groups in Colombia

At least 18 dead in clashes between dissident FARC armed groups in Colombia

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At least 18 guerrillas died in the Colombian department Putumayo in a confrontation between two groups of FARC dissidents, the ombudsman’s office reported this Sunday.

The company said the crash happened on the sidewalks on Saturday The delights j The pinesThe community Puerto Guzmanwhere “18 men died in the confrontation between the self-proclaimed border commandos and the FARC dissidents’ Carolina Ramírez First Front”.

The information added that according to the Puerto Guzmán authorities, the bodies of the deceased guerrillas were taken by the community to the cemetery of the hamlet of José María, “waiting for the judicial authorities to come to the sector to carry out what is necessary technical lifting of corpses“.

Corresponding InSight crimeCome on border commands O The Mafiaas they were formerly known, are a group made up of FARC dissidents and demobilized paramilitaries United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia (AUC) trying to maintain control of drug trafficking in lower Putumayo and on the border with Ecuador.

That Front Carolina Ramirezalso called frontis made up of dissidents from the same guerrilla group that did not accept the peace agreement signed in 2016.

The Office of the Ombudsman added in its information that on various occasions it had called on illegal armed groups to show peace gestures that would allow the progress of the total peace talks proposed by the Colombian President’s government, Gustav Petro.

He also recalled that these events represent the consummation of the risks faced by the Ombudsman by the Early warning 001 2021 due to the presence of these two illegal armed groups in this municipality.

In view of total peace, the Colombian government and the guerrillas of National Liberation Army (ELN) will meet again on Monday, this time in Caracas, to resume peace negotiations.

In this initiative, Petro not only seeks dialogue with the ELN, but also continues it an agreement or submission in court by other illegal armed groups such as the FARC dissidents and criminal gangs.

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