Operation Xatruch II Discussed

Government officials, including the National Police and Armed Forces, gathered at the Presidential House to discuss the implementation of Operation Xatruch II, which is aimed at establishing stability in the Aguá area and disarming all residents.

Honduran Security Minister Oscar Álvarez said he regretted the recent deaths of innocent civilians, and sympathized with those who have suffered attacks from armed groups. The minister described the groups as, “so-called farmers and possibly drug dealers who are wanting to settle themselves in that area, as well as wanting to cause fear and scare away local residents.” Álvarez also said a local headquarters would be set up where police, attorneys, judges, and public prosecutors would meet. In addition, the national Armed Forces would set up permanent installations rather than temporary tents, he noted. Continue news article on Colón, Honduras here.

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