A new military force has arrived in the western state of Choco to increase security in the troubled Pacific region, Colombia’s military announced on Wednesday.
According to a press release, the new brigade consists of 2,500 soldiers and is in charge of some 22 municipalities in Choco and two in the neighboring state of Antioquia.
Several communities in the area have recently been displaced due to illegal mining activities by rebel forces and other criminal groups.
- Gobierno anuncia llegada de nuevas tropas al Chocó (Caracol Radio)
- Se activa en el Chocó la nueva Fuerza de Tarea Conjunta TITAN (Colombian Military)