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"The discovery of most of the graves is not new. It's the result of confessions obtained by the government in previous official investigations. This information was just recently released, as part of the peace process.
The origin of these killings often lies in the use of so-called "false positives," or when farmers and civilians were murdered and disguised as guerilla members by state army officials seeking to advance their careers by producing more enemy kills.
Semana, a weekly political magazine that has been publishing for over thirty years, documented cases of army officials accepting money to act in alliance with the paramilitary forces, killing civilians and then using the bodies to produce higher dead enemy counts." - An excerpt from the video below [4:00 - 4:40].
Video Title: The FARC Explains Why They Are Laying Down Their Arms After Decades of Struggle. Source: The Real News. Date Published: August 30, 2016. Description:
TRNN goes inside a FARC camp to hear why they have fought an insurgency for over 50 years against the Colombian government.