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Yesterday BB’s Otis, posted two combined articles from El Debate and RioDoce. Both articles are about at least 72 hours of terror by the citizens living in mountain communities of Tamazula. The people reported their homes being fired upon by Marina aircraft.
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Cosala, Sinaloa: it was a little less than 72 hours that the villagers of 14 communities of the Sierra Madre Occidental lived nightmare existence due to an operation by the Mexican Marines
The people said it was due to a search for Chapo. The Marina denied that.
Today Milenio published a report regarding the situation and the highlights are as follows:
Rafael Caro Quintero and Ismael “El Mayo” Zambada, knowing the heat continues for their capture and that of El Chapo Guzman, usually move in a wide designated sierra region between Tamazula, Durango and Sinaloa. The search being conducted, according to intelligence reports (so say Milenio) is where El Chapo has sought refuge.
Reports reveal that RCQ and Mayo spend most of the time on the border of the two states, being protected by layers of assassin armies who have created security fences.
“Nothing and no one can enter the area without being seen by Halcones (look outs) or sophisticated surveillance and communication systems.”
Tamazula is less than 2 hours from Culiacan, Sinaloa and 3 hours away from Badiraguato.
Since the tunnel escape of Chapo on July 11th federal forces have added an additional 100 highway inspection stops in 22 entities, primarily in Durango, Sinaloa and Sonora.
Three Marina helicopters came under attack from land from high powered weapons, reports of one being shot down was not confirmed by authorities, saying instead the M1-17 aircraft made an emergency landing.
In the same incident, other helicopters created a group and returned fire killing 2 “aggressors” on land as the group open gunfire.
Citizens give a different account, stating the men were not criminals; they were citizens running from the gunfire, that was aimlessly striking buildings and people. They called it an execution of two people. CNDH is taking both versions under review.
On a side note, The PAN deputy Lucero Sanchez called on the floor of the legislator for a halt “to abuses by the Marina against the mountain towns of Tamazula, Durango and Cosalá of 200 families.”
You may remember Dep. Sanchez, the rumored mother of Chapo’s youngest son, who visited Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman while he was incarcerated, by using false documents, to access the maximum security prison. She denied visiting the capo, but later Chapo’s attorney who accompanied her on at least one visit confirmed the visits.