UN Security Council Concerned over Increased Violence in Colombia


The United Nations Security Council expressed concern for continued insecurity in Colombia on Thursday and called on the national government to assume territorial control.

The Security Council said so in a statement after mission chief Jean Arnault informed the international body of progress in an ongoing peace process with Marxist FARC guerrillas.

Death squads and guerrillas violently assumed control in former FARC territory after the Colombian security forces failed to do so. Turf wars, criminal activity and the violent settling of disputes skyrocketed in the lawless areas.

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