Eliminating the Cartel That Killed 9 Americans in Mexico Will Not Be Easy
Nov 5, 2019 | 16:12 GMT
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- Gunmen killed nine Americans passing through the area of La Mora, which is in eastern Sonora and western Chihuahua.
- Heavy fighting between forces loyal to the Sinaloa cartel (Gente Nueva) and remnants of the Juarez cartel (La Linea) has racked that region.
- The criminal groups operating in the mountains of this region are firmly entrenched, and it will take a significant counterinsurgency effort to root them out.