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Colombia president suspends ceasefire with armed rebel group following attack on indigenous community

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Colombian President Gustavo Petro introduced Sunday that his authorities suspended the ceasefire with the EMC group of rebels within the departments of Nariño, Cauca and Valle del Cauca. The announcement comes a day after the insurgent group attacked an indigenous group within the nation.

An armed group on Saturday shot an indigenous guard in Toribío, Cauca – an indigenous group close to the South American nation’s western coast- once they have been in search of a minor that the rebels have been allegedly holding hostage. President Gustavo has known as the assault by the EMC on unarmed indigenous folks a criminal offense in opposition to humanity that should be judged.

In October 2023, the Colombian authorities decreed a bilateral and short-term ceasefire of a nationwide nature with a territorial influence (CFBTNT) treaty. The CFBTNT was a peace deal between the federal government and the Central Normal Workers of the FARC-EP, legitimate from October 17, 2023, till January 15, 2024. The deal was prolonged in January and once more in February for one more six months.

Former members of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) formed the EMC insurgent group following the failure of a 2016 try to barter peace between the FARC and the Colombian authorities. The 2 teams have been on the coronary heart of battle within the nation for many years, triggered by the 1948 assassination of liberal political chief Jorge Eliécer Gaitán and within the aftermath of an anti-communism motion which led to the formation of two separate guerrilla teams, the FARC and the Nationwide Liberation Military (ELN).

Following Sunday’s suspension of the ceasefire, President Gustavo ordered the resumption of offensive navy operations in opposition to the rebels to what it phrases as a breach of the ceasefire settlement. The order for the resumption of offensive navy operations is about for Wednesday, March 20, within the Departments of Nariño, Cauca and Valle del Cauca.

Source / Picture: jurist.org

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