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Fighting between Colombia rebels and gang displaced 850 people: mayor

November 6, 2018 5:00 PM
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BOGOTA (Reuters) - Fighting between Colombia’s ELN rebel group and a crime gang for control of a drug trafficking area in the eastern part of the country has displaced 850 people, including some 400 children, a local official said on Tuesday.

The residents fled rural areas in Hacari municipality, in Norte de Santander province along the border with Venezuela. Mass displacements continue to occur regularly in Colombia, despite a 2016 peace deal with the largest rebel group, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC).

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