On 2 January 2022, 23 people were killed in clashes between far-left guerrilla groups in Arauca Department, Colombia. The National Liberation Army (ELN) clashed with Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) dissidents near the border with Venezuela.
|2022 Arauca clashes|
|Part of the Colombian conflict and the Venezuelan crisis|
FARC agreed to a ceasefire in 2016, but there are around 5,000 dissidents currently operating. There are about 2,500 active ELN members. Colombia is the world's largest producer of cocaine; the two militant groups clash due to fighting over control of the large illegal drug trade.
See also edit
- "23 dead in clashes between Colombian rebels". France 24. 2022-01-04. Retrieved 2022-01-05.
- "Fighting Intensifies in Eastern Colombia; at Least 23 Killed". VOA. Retrieved 2022-01-05.