On 2 January 2022, 23 people were killed in clashes between far-left guerrilla groups in Arauca Department, Colombia.[1][2] The National Liberation Army (ELN) clashed with Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) dissidents near the border with Venezuela.[1]

2022 Arauca clashes
Part of the Colombian conflict and the Venezuelan crisis
Date2 January, 2022
ELN FARC dissidents

FARC agreed to a ceasefire in 2016,[2] but there are around 5,000 dissidents currently operating.[1] There are about 2,500 active ELN members.[1] 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.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c d e "23 dead in clashes between Colombian rebels". France 24. 2022-01-04. Retrieved 2022-01-05.
  2. ^ a b "Fighting Intensifies in Eastern Colombia; at Least 23 Killed". VOA. Retrieved 2022-01-05.