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Colombia to Use Air Bombing Raids Against Crime Gangs

Colombia's armed forces will launch air raids on crime gangs involved in drug trafficking and illegal mining, the defense minister said Friday, as the government steps up its offensive against what it considers the biggest threat to national security. President Juan Manuel Santos authorized bombing raids on the gangs, which formed after a 2006 peace accord with right-wing paramilitary fighters failed to absorb many into society. There are about 3,000 members spread across three groups...

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