The Guardian | 11/11/2008 12:00:00 AM
Colombian army stands accused over civilian deaths
Nov 12 -- The families trudge down the mountain frightened and ragged, mostly on foot, sometimes on mules, seeking sanctuary from a conflict without end. The Sierra de Perijá, a range of peaks straddling Colombia's border with Venezuela, is an escape route through tropical forest for those fleeing Colombia's four-decade-old civil war.
When it comes to murder in Colombia, "they" can refer to any number of organisations: leftist guerrillas, right-wing militias, government security forces. All have committed atrocities.
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