translated from Spanish: Military family leave Culiacan after recent events

Culiacán.- At least 60 military families left their homes, located in the housing complex of Colonia 21 de Marzo in Culiacán, Sinaloa, after the failed operation to stop Ovidio Guzmán, son of “El Chapo”, which took place last afternoon last 17 October.

According to military sources, cited by nationally circulated newspapers, the families were evacuated and transferred to the headquarters of the Ninth Military Zone to safeguard their security.

According to testimonies from the area’s neighbors, many of the displaced families left with relatives and acquaintances.
On the day of the event, they told the middle, several vehicles arrived at the military housing complex with armed men to monitor the accesses.
During the scuffles raised by the operative for the arrest of Ovidio Guzmán, the complex of 16 buildings was attacked by suspected members of the Sinaloa Cartel.
The Secretary of Foreign Affairs (SRE), Marcelo Ebrard, noted that if he had continued with the operation Culiacán on 17 October the death toll would be greater than 200 people.

“Mexico has already abandoned the idea of collateral damage, put another way, if the order had been given to continue the operation in Culiacán, it is estimated that the dead, especially of civil society, would have exceeded 200, judging by the circumstances in which it was in that m Omento,” he said during his visit to Nochixtlán, Oaxaca where he accompanied President Andrés Manuel López Obrador on a tour.

Original source in Spanish

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