The clash was between two Marxist insurgent forces that have not disarmed: the ELN and FARC dissidents. FARC mostly disarmed over this year. ELN continues to fight the government.
Thirteen people were killed in Colombia in a clash between National Liberation Army (ELN) rebels and FARC dissidents, the country’s ombudsman said Tuesday.
The firefight, which comes as the ELN is observing a three-month ceasefire with the government in Bogota, happened last week in a remote area of the country’s southwest, the official, Carlos Negret, told reporters.
Negret said ELN guerrillas had gone to a municipality near the Ecuador border to disarm a local farmers’ resistance group, made up of alleged FARC dissidents, when the fighting occurred “resulting in the killing of 13 citizens.”
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Magui Payan, Nariño Department, Colombia
Colombia (CO) is estimated to have a population of 48.9 million with a growth rate during 2010-2015 of 1.0% pa.
At the same rate of change, in five years' time its population will increase by 2.5 million.