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Colombian Military Ambush Killed Civilians, Say Witnesses

HeadlineApr 08, 2022

In Colombia, a massacre in the Indigenous community of Puerto Leguízamo has sparked widespread anger and questions about what led to the assassination of at least 11 people. The killings took place the early morning of March 28 after Colombian soldiers ambushed residents. Al Jazeera reports one of the victims was 16 years old. Colombian President Iván Duque celebrated the massacre as a successful operation where dissident members of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia had been killed. But witnesses say at least some of the victims were civilians and that the army lied to cover up the mass murder.

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