Colombia will launch a military offensive against illegal armed groups operating in the border areas and, according to Interior Minister Alfonso Prada, is seeking cooperation with neighboring countries.
The South American country has been rocked by an internal conflict for almost six decades that has claimed at least 450,000 lives.
President Gustavo Petro, who came to power in August and became the first left leader in the country, has recently resumed peace talks with the guerrilla group National Liberation Army (Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed? Login Here