June 21, 2024

Newly Re-Elected President of El Salvador Launches Military Operation Against Gang Activities in Northern Part of the Country

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Bukele declares state of emergency in El Salvador to crackdown on gangs

In an effort to combat criminal activities carried out by gangs, the newly re-elected President of El Salvador, Nayib Bukele, announced on Sunday the launch of a large military operation with five thousand soldiers and police in the northern part of the country. This decision was made in response to two recent homicides in the region.

The operation is currently underway in neighborhoods such as San José Cancasque, San Antonio Los Ranchos, Potonico, and San Isidro Labrador. Bukele emphasized that the operation would continue until all remnants of gang activities were eradicated.

This is not the first time that such operations have been conducted in El Salvador. Last year, a similar operation involving eight thousand personnel resulted in the arrest of crime leaders in the Cabañas region. Since taking office in 2019, Bukele has been known for his efforts in fighting organized crime, which has led to a significant decrease in the country’s homicide rate.

Under Bukele’s administration, strict measures have been implemented against crime, resulting in a drastic reduction in the homicide rate. The president’s actions, including restricting certain constitutional rights, have been widely supported by Salvadoran citizens. Thousands of criminals have been arrested and incarcerated during his tenure, contributing to a safer environment in the country.

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