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Mon Apr 9, 2018, 08:21 PM

Under Uribe, Colombias military killed more civilians than guerrillas: study

Under Uribe, Colombia’s military killed more civilians than guerrillas: study
by Adriaan Alsema April 8, 2018

Colombia’s military executed far more civilians than guerrillas when former President Alvaro Uribe led the country between 2002 and 2010, according to new study.

According to former police colonel and sociologist Omar Rojas and historian Fabian Leonardo Benavides, the security forces executed approximately 10,000 civilians.

The two researchers published their findings in the book “Extrajudicial Executions in Colombia, 2002-2010 – Blind Obedience in Fictitious Battlefields.”

This would mean that the majority of the 16,724 combat kills reported by the military between 2002 and 2010 were civilians, and not guerrillas as the Colombian people were made to believe.


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