"The security forces will confront the criminals. We are trying to minimize the massacres in the country. To achieve this, we will go to the roots of this violence: drug trafficking," Military Forces Commander Luis Navarro informed.
In the Cauca Department, the latest massacre in El Tambo municipality, where six people were killed, was linked to activities related to drug trafficking.
"Drug trafficking is responsible for many of these mass murders," Navarro explained as he assured the Prosecutor's Office, National Police and Military Forces are already investigating the events.
Shortly after the military announced the offensive, authorities reported a new massacre in the rural area of Taraza, in the Antioquia Department.
Paramilitary massacres are tragically returning to Colombia and sowing fear across the country. Two massacres carried out over recent days. Here photos of people fleeing from the houses after one of the attacks in the northern area of Catatumbo. #ColombiaHeroicapic.twitter.com/nFVEWtYTS9