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Die in a bombing of the Colombian Army five dissidents from the FARC involved in the death of three geologists

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Posted 05/10/2018 2:49:28CET

BOGOTA, 5 Oct. (Reuters/EP) –

Five dissidents of the former guerrilla Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), responsible for the death of three geologists of the canadian mining Continental Gold, have died in a bombing of the Military Forces in the northwest of Colombia, according to has informed this Thursday the president of Colombia, Iván Duque.

The geologists died on 19 September in a rural area of the municipality of Yarumal, in the Antioquia department, during a raid by dissidents from the FARC who did not accept the terms of the peace agreement signed in 2016 to end a conflict of more than half a century and decided to continue with the armed struggle.

“In the last few hours have been killed in the military operations five bandits of the structure that killed the three geologists of the company Continental Gold,” said the commander of the fourth brigade of the Army, general Juan Carlos Ramirez.

Hours before, the president of Colombia, Iván Duque, has revealed that he authorized a bombing raid against the illegal armed group responsible for the attack and the death of the geologists.


“We said that would not be the impunity of these crimes and that action blunt Force Public shows that he makes it pay,” he asserted.

The attack forced Continental Gold to suspend its exploration project in Yarumal, although continues the operation of a mine near the municipality of Buriticá are produced annually and 7,000 ounces of gold and advances in the construction of a complex which will be ready in 2020, with the hopes to reach a extraction of 280,000 ounces per year.

Although some 12,000 members of the FARC, including more than 6,000 fighters, laid down arms and returned to society forming a political party, more than 1,200 were turned from the peace agreement and formed dissident groups dedicated to drug trafficking and illegal mining.

Although the violence and the intensity of the conflict, which has left a few off 260,000 dead, fell by the peace agreement with the FARC, the disagreements, the guerrilla National Liberation Army (ELN) and criminal bands dedicated to drug trafficking continue to face the Armed Forces and to commit criminal activities.

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