The colombian military launches offensive against ex-Farc rebels

Colombia's president, Ivan Duque, says that the military will launch an offensive against the former leaders of the colombian rebel group Farc. the Statement

Ann McDonald
Ann McDonald
14 September 2019 Saturday 07:01
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The colombian military launches offensive against ex-Farc rebels

Colombia's president, Ivan Duque, says that the military will launch an offensive against the former leaders of the colombian rebel group Farc.

the Statement from the president comes after the Farc movement two eksledere, known under the names Iván Márquez and Jesús Santrich, appears in a video, where they announced a offensive,

They justify the announced offensive, that a peace treaty from 2016 has not been implemented sufficiently. In the video, they act side by side with a number of armed soldiers.

- We communicate to the world that the other Marquetalia has begun, says Ivan Marquez.

the Colombian president accuses neighbouring Venezuela's controversial leader, president Nicolás Maduro, in order to provide the demobilized rebels protection, and safe havens.

Duque has raffled off a bounty of nearly a million dollars (over 6,70 million) for the arrest of the rebels.

In a televised speech on Thursday, says Duque, that Maduro protect the rebels in conflict with the counter-terrorism provisions-resolutions adopted in the UN security council.

He says that he also has been in contact with Venezuela's opposition leader, Juan Guaidó, which promises support for a hunt for the rebels.

According to The Guardian was the Farc, previously funded by, among others, the smuggling of drugs, extortion and kidnapping. However, according to the medium will Ivan Marquez rebels this time keep themselves from kidnapping.

Ivan Marquez is the former number two in the Farc.

More fear of the two announcements could lead to a new, devastating conflict for the country.

Updated: 14.09.2019 07:01
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