Staff of the army faced armed and unarmed civilians on the hot land from Michoacan, after a group of residents tried to block the road that connects Coalcomán with Tepalcatepec, what he left two wounded soldiers and a couple of alleged assailants arrested.
According to the Secretary of Public Securityto of the state, a social base tried to obstruct traffic in the community of Bejuco to stop the advance in which they have coordinated the Secretary of National Defense (Sedena), National Guard and the police of the entity on the morning of this January 29.
Sources consulted by Infobae Mexico They pointed out that they would be inhabitants associated with one of the two groups that dispute the territory: the Jalisco New Generation Cartel (CJNG) against the local cell council in United Cartels.
call staff Bases of Operations, who would add close to 300 troops in the section, went to clear the way, but they were attacked from a mountain area with shots by firearm in alleged retaliation. Even an explosive was thrown causing injuries.
According to videos shared on social networks, the use of a helicopter gunship in the operation. When the shooting was recorded, the military responded and acted in search of the attackers, extending to White Hill.
Gusts and people hidden in the wild territory were recorded by those who participated in the actions. It was also reported those who came to nearby clinics to be treated for the hits received.
After the facts, the social base went to claim the soldiers for wounded people and that presumably died after the operation, without the authorities knowing the number of bodies.
In the midst of the actions were recorded altercations where the military shot at the ground when surrounded by civilians with stones and bottles with alleged gasoline. Elements of the Army pointed their weapons, others more elements responded by attacking the demonstrators, while some tried to calm things down by requesting that they withdraw from the place.
A neighbor of the area, far from the events in which the shooting and the clash with agents took place, told this portal that the situation in the region remained very tense during the afternoon. Well, part of the information reached that place, despite the distance. For their part, the security forces continued the search in medical centers in the region to locate some of the attackers.
A couple of weeks ago, the first accurate operations against the CJNG were registered in the area, when federal and Michoacán elements they destroyed a drug camp which was used by operators of Nemesio Oseguera Cervantes, the Mencho, in the mountains of the Trojes.
Sources who participated in the operation told Infobae Mexico that the shelter belonged to the so-called four Letter Cartel, to where state police officers, agents of the army and the National Guard. Since then it was seen that the Armed Forces would intervene in the territory advanced by the CJNG after Coalcomán.
The siege of the criminal group in that municipality intensified in August of last year, when members of United Cartels they destroyed the highway that connects with Tepalcatepec, a tactic they have resorted to to stop the advance of rivals. The following month, those commanded by the Mencho already dominated the municipality, just as they had achieved in Aguililla.
Then, the council of Michoacan cells reinforced their media strategies to demand the protection of the Army through protests by women and civilians who have pretended to be self-defense groups or community guards.
Although deep down These are supposed assassins who prevent the incursion into what they consider their territories., according to military sources, security and residents of Tierra Caliente interviewed on various occasions by this means. The maximum leader of all of them, among other leaders, is known as Juan Jose Alvarez Farias, the Grandpa.
At the center of the battle are the same relatives or collaborators of United Cartels as the innocent population. Some are kidnapped disappeared or executed on purpose to attract the attention of security forces according to the convenience of the reinforcement that they must maintain in the face of the possible siege of enemies in the strategy known as heat the square.