Nine more members of the army’s 16th brigade were arrested for murdering innocent civilians. Four more are wanted.
The soldiers are suspected of having murdered civilians in the department of Casanare to then present them as guerrillas killed in combat.
The soldiers are serving for the army’s 16th brigade in Yopal. Earlier this month, six members of the same brigade were arrested for the same crime.
The Prosecutor General is investigating more than a thousand members of Colombia’s Armed Forces for so called ‘false positives‘, the murder of civilians to make the war agaisnt illegal armed groups look more efficient and succesful.