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At least 23 killed in armed clashes in Colombia's Arauca, government says

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At least 23 killed in armed clashes in Colombia's Arauca, government says
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Twenty-three people have been reported killed so far in Colombia's Arauca province amid fighting between illegal armed groups, Defense Minister Diego Molano told a news conference late on Monday.
 
Fighting broke out over the weekend in Arauca - which sits on the border with Venezuela - as members of the National Liberation Army (ELN) fought with dissidents of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), who reject a 2016 peace deal.
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The groups were fighting over control of illegal economies such as drug trafficking, Colombia's army said in a statement late on Sunday. The violence also displaced 12 families, Colombia's human rights ombudsman said.
 
The violence harks back to the mid-2000s, when the FARC and ELN fought each other in Arauca and the neighboring Venezuelan state of Apure.
 
 
REUTERS
 
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