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Colombia

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Colombia has experienced one of the longest non-international armed conflicts (NIACs) in modern times. Notably, the Government of Colombia is still involved in parallel NIACs against the Ejército de Liberación Nacional (National Liberation Army) (ELN) and the FARC-EP dissident group (Bloque Oriental (Eastern Bloc)). Furthermore, there is an ongoing NIAC between ELN and the Gaitanista Self-Defense Forces of Colombia (AGC).

Different parallel and overlapping non-international armed conflicts are taking place in Colombia:

  • The government is involved in a number of parallel NIACs against the Ejército de Liberación Nacional (National Liberation Army) (ELN) and the former Bloque Oriental (Eastern Bloc) of the Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia– Ejército del Pueblo (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia - People’s Army) (FARC-EP).
  • There is also an ongoing NIAC taking place between ELN and the Gaitanista Self-Defense Forces of Colombia (AGC).
Last updated: Friday 19th March 2021