HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » Latest Breaking News (Forum) » Paramilitaries said 1997 ...

Wed Jul 18, 2012, 07:08 PM

Paramilitaries said 1997 massacre was 'well coordinated' with army: US cable . (Colombia) [View all]

Source: Colombia Reports

Paramilitaries said 1997 massacre was 'well coordinated' with army: US cable .
Wednesday, 18 July 2012 09:31 Adriaan Alsema

Members of paramilitary organization AUC told the U.S. embassy that the 1997 Mapiripan massacre in central Colombia was "well coordinated in advance" with (elements of) the army, according to a released diplomatic cable.

The State Department document was declassified and published Tuesday by the National Security Archive, a non-profit organization dedicated to declassifying U.S. government documents.

According to the embassy's anonymous sources, the army provided "travel, logistics, intelligence and security" to the paramilitary who killed dozens of civilians in the five days after their July 15 incursion of the town.

~snip~
The identification of the victims has been complicated as the paramilitaries cut up the majority of their remains and threw them in a nearby river.

Read more: http://colombiareports.com/colombia-news/news/25133-paramilitaries-said-1997-massacre-was-well-coordinated-with-army-us-cable.html

6 replies, 3714 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 6 replies Author Time Post
Reply Paramilitaries said 1997 massacre was 'well coordinated' with army: US cable . (Colombia) [View all]
Judi Lynn Jul 2012 OP
Judi Lynn Jul 2012 #1
Judi Lynn Jul 2012 #2
Judi Lynn Jul 2012 #3
Judi Lynn Jul 2012 #6
Judi Lynn Jul 2012 #4
Judi Lynn Jul 2012 #5