The National Liberation Army vows to increase attacks after the death of one of its leaders
Following the death of Ángel Padilla Romero, a.k.a. “Fabián”, by the Colombian army, the National Liberation Army (ELN in Spanish) declared its intentions to increase attacks against the State. It claims President Duque’s government used a disproportionate amount of force against its guerrilla camps, for which it seeks revenge. Defence minister Diego Molano has rejected the threats, urging the ELN to demobilise or experience further defeats. Nonetheless, the ELN’s limited scope should contain its attacks to the country’s north-eastern border with Venezuela. While U.S. companies are not a specific target for this criminal group, organizations in its control areas should increase caution and review their security policies.