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The ELN is the remaining Marxist guerrilla movement in Columbia after the FARC laid down (much of) its arms in 2017.

Deutsche Welle:

On Saturday, Defense Minister Luis Carlos Villegas, said Colombia’s army had launched a retaliatory attack on the National Liberation Army (ELN) after the left-wing guerrilla group blew up a bridge in Cesar Department in the north Colombia and attacked a truck using an explosive device, RCN Radio reported.

The ELN bomb caused a 150-car pileup, said General Jorge Hernando Nieto, the director of the national police force, adding that no injuries had been reported.

“The operations of the public force against the ELN and the security devices for the national roads are already underway,” Villegas said.


From CIW NEWS Contributor

Colombia war

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See all news on Cesar Department and on Colombia.

Cesar Department is in the middle of the map below.

21.7° N
95.8° W
50.8° W
0.8° S


Cesar 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.