August 3, 2020

Duque denounces that armed groups enter and leave Venezuela for Colombia



The Colombian president, Iván Duque, denounced today that armed groups enter and leave Venezuela to Colombia with knowledge of the public force of the neighboring country.

"We have heard concerns from several mayors about movements of organized armed groups that enter and leave Venezuelan territory with the consent of some members of the public force of the neighboring country," Duque said at the end of a security council in the department of Arauca, border with Venezuela.

For this reason, the president indicated that the facts will be communicated to the Colombian Foreign Ministry to process the necessary diplomatic matters.

In addition, it undertook to reinforce military and police actions in the area with the aim of dismantling the illegal armed groups, especially the National Liberation Army (ELN), a guerrilla group that kidnapped engineer José Leonardo Ataya last March. yesterday he gave a new survival test.

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