Nine Colombian Military Personnel Die Following Helicopter Accident


At least nine members of Colombia’s military died on Tuesday when a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter carrying them was involved in an accident in the Andean country’s Guaviare province, the army reported. The soldiers were involved in operations against dissident former members of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) guerilla group.

Dissident former FARC members — who rejected the 2016 peace deal to end conflict with the government — have a strong presence in the region where the accident happened.

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