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El Salvador’s President Deploys Military Amid Surge in Homicides

From: The Hill

El Salvador’s president has deployed military troops to patrol the streets in an effort to combat rising homicides in the country.

“We have deployed our PNC [National Civil Police] and our Armed Forces to contain the increase in recorded homicides in the last 48 hours,” President Nayib Bukele said on Facebook Wednesday.

Bukele said there are “dark forces” at play in the homicides and that he “ordered raids” by authorities in the areas where the killings have taken place.

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