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Battles Between Former FARC Groups Displace Hundreds in Colombia

Battles Between Former FARC Groups Displace Hundreds in Colombia by Parker Asmann - InSight Crime

Hundreds of citizens in a key drug trafficking region of southern Colombia have been forced to flee their homes amid increased fighting between rival criminal groups, highlighting shifting criminal dynamics in the region in the absence of the former ex-FARC mafia boss, alias “Guacho.”

 

Intense fighting between a group of dissident former rebels from the now largely demobilized Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia – FARC) known as the Oliver Sinisterra Front (Frente Oliver Sinisterra – FOS) and another armed group known as Los Contadores has forced hundreds of Colombians from their homes in the rural hamlet of Santo Domingo near the port city of Tumaco in southwest Nariño department, El Tiempo reported.

 

Days earlier on March 1, Ivette Catherine Mina Santana from Tumaco’s local human rights ombudsman alerted community members about the possibility of being displaced after intense clashes between the two groups were recorded on February 28, according to Blu Radio

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