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Colombian Court accuses military of 6,400 extrajudicial killings

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Colombia's military carried out at least 6,400 extrajudicial killings and presented them as combat deaths between 2002 and 2008, a number significantly higher than previously estimated, a special court said Thursday, February 18th.

The court, called the Special Jurisdiction for Peace, is investigating crimes and atrocities committed during half a century of armed conflict between government troops and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), Marxist rebels who laid down their weapons following a historic 2016 peace accord.

The tribunal, set up by the Colombian government in 2017 under the peace deal, described the . . .

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