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Kidnappings in Arauca: Death of hostages in Arauca: Different versions of the ELN and the Army | Judicial

The THE N issued a statement acknowledging having kidnapped 11 people in the village of Alto Purare, in the municipality of Tame, in the midst of the territorial control that, he says, he exercises in Arauca, a department where sustains a war with dissidents of the extinct FARC.

Indicates that, on the night of last Thursday, July 28, one of the units of the Eastern War Front collided, entered into confrontationswith a military and police patrol that would be looking to rescue those held.

He assured that, in the middle of the fire, they would have died Vladimir Herrerasigner of the peace agreement with the extinct FARC, and a man identified as Jaime Leon, in the village of Palmarito, in the municipality of Fortul.

A different version delivers the National Army. General Carlos Carrasquilla, commander of the Quirón Task Forcedenied this information, assuring that there were no combats and said that, on the contrary, the ELN murdered them.

“On Thursday, July 28, at night, units that were carrying out defensive tasks near the Bicentennial Pipeline, report the sound of rifle bursts over the sector of the Palmarito town centermunicipality of Fortul, approximately two kilometers from his position”, indicated the general.

The senior officer said that, on the morning of July 29 of the year, a search of the area where the shots were heard was carried out, place where two lifeless bodies were found.

“It is pertinent to clarify and deny the version published by that group outside the law, which alludes to a confrontation or armed clash with our Military Units, since these murders were committed by this criminal groupthis being another flagrant violation of Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law”, he indicated.

General Carrasquilla demanded the freedom of lThe other civilians and 4 members of the Public Force. For its part, the Eln assured that the nine people are in good health and announced that in the coming days would facilitate humanitarian channels for them to be released and handed over to their families.

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