Ecuador: Correa orders military to respond in event of attacks by rebels at border

Posted on April 22, 2013 • Filed under: Border Issues, Colombia, Ecuador, Organized Crime, Police/Military Activity

President Rafael Correa ordered the Armed Forces to respond “with all possible firepower” any alleged attack on Colombia rebel groups operating in the border. The president’s political decision of April 13 came after the confrontation that occurred four days earlier on the border with Colombia in the area of ​​Palma Seca (San Miguel River sector). The shots fired by suspected insurgents caused perforation of a helicopter fuselage while uniformed Army performed a control operation in the area. Correa said the shooting down of the helicopter irregular and could cause a tragedy. Read Article

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