The National Liberation Army is an armed group who have existed in Colombia since 1964. The ELN advocate a composite Communist ideology of Marxism and Liberation Theology. Known for kidnappings they also conduct military operations throughout the national territory of Colombia.Derailed Peace TalksThe 2016 Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) peace agreement did not sit well for the ELN, who now becomes Colombia's largest terrorist organization. After announcing formal talks in March 2016, President Juan Manuel Santos demanded the guerrillas abandon kidnapping practices. The ELN rejected this demand claiming the government was imposing conditions that should be part of the negotiations. The negations for peace ceased from that point.Control over East Colombia Before the FARC peace deal was even signed, the ELN moved into its former ally’s territory and begun charging “taxes” where the FARC…
Ejercito de Liberacion Nacional (ELN)
ELN IEDs in Colombia 2019
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