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Colombian army retakes strategic hill

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Colombian army members throw tear gas canisters toward a group of indigenous at the Alto de Berlin hill in Toribio on July 18.

By Associated Press

TORIBIO, Colombia — Colombian authorities say they’ve retaken a strategic hill in the country’s turbulent southwest from Nasa Indians who had forcibly dislodged soldiers.

The action early Wednesday by a squad of riot police came a day after Indians armed with clubs and rocks dragged six soldiers off the hilltop. Read more here

Christian Escobar Mora / EPA

Indigenous stand clear of tear gas thrown by Colombian army forces from the Alto de Berlin hill in Toribio, Colombia, on July 18.

Christian Escobar Mora / EPA

Colombian army members examine indigenous on the Alto de Berlin hill in Toribio, on July 18.

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