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Colombian army kills seven guerrillas amid rising tension

February 20
21:18 2016

The Colombian military has killed seven leftist guerrillas and captured an eighth in an operation near the Venezuelan border, President Juan Manuel Santos said Saturday amid a sharpening conflict with the country's second-largest guerrilla group. Santos said the guerrillas belonged to the National Liberation Army (ELN), which has been in preliminary discussions for two years with the government about joining formal peace talks. The seven ELN guerrillas were killed Friday night in Arauca, a region that borders Venezuela, Santos said.

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