A Violence in Ecuador continues with fire and sword. The commander of the country’s Armed Forces, Admiral Jaime Vela, reported that in the last 24 hours, 329 suspected terrorists linked to criminal organizations were arrested.
Quoted by Europa Press, it also states that five criminals have already been killed since the declaration of internal armed conflict due to violence in the country.
In addition to these actions, the Army rescued 41 kidnapped people and recaptured 25 prisoners who had escaped from various prisons in the country. This was the result of more than 280 military operations, with 22,400 soldiers deployed across the country.
In the gallery you can see some images of these operations.
However, there are at least 139 prison guards held in five prisons across the country and their health status is currently unknown. The agents also seized several weapons, ammunition, explosive devices, boats, vehicles, communication equipment and substances subject to control.
The chaos in Ecuador began after the escape from prison of the leader of Los Choneros, José Adolfo Macías, also known as ‘Fito’. The escape led the government to declare a state of emergency and the president to declare that Ecuador is experiencing an “internal armed conflict”.
The international community has shown its support for the president and people of Ecuador, condemning criminal acts and offering help.
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