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Nine members of the US Mormon community in Mexico is killed

After the killing of nine members of a US Mormon congregation in a band crime-ridden area in Mexico, US President, Donald Trump has offered to the neighboring country to help in the "war" against drug cartels. Mexico's President, Andrés Manuel López Obrador have driven the fight against the drug cartels forward. But these should be "become so large and powerful that sometimes you need an army to defeat an army," wrote Trump on Twitter.

If Mexico need help, willing to be the United States, "get involved and get the job done quickly and effectively," added Trump. "For Mexico, the time has come to lead with the help of the US war against the drug cartels and eliminate them from the ground. We're just waiting for a call from your great new President!"

Trump's offer is

Lopez Obrador checked agreed to talks with Trump about a possible cooperation. In front of reporters, he said, he thanks Trump for the offer, it must be clarified how such help could look like, at the same time, the sovereignty of Mexico would be respected.

During a RAID on members of a US-Mormon community in the North-West of Mexico had been killed on Monday, at least three women and six children. The attack took place in Rancho de la Mora, on the border between the States of Chihuahua and Sonora close to the border to the United States. In the area of drug dealers and other criminal gangs are active.

member of the community speaks of massacre

the municipality is a member of the Mormons, Julián Lebarón, the incident on Monday (local time) in the transmitter Radio Fórmula described, he spoke of a "massacre". The background to the fact were initially unclear, however, Lebaróns brother, Benjamin, in 2009, had been in the fight against criminal gangs murdered.

His cousin Rhonita I want to pick up her husband from the airport in Phoenix in the United States, said Julián Lebarón. She was with her van in an ambush. The perpetrators fired after Lebaróns shield mounts on the van, and set him on fire. The four children and the cousin were also killed.

After this body was discovered were discovered some time later, two accompanying vehicles of the small van. The corpses were two other women and two children.

Little girl missing

Five to six children, including a child with a gunshot wound, escaped to walk home, said Lebarón. A little girl was missing, after it was in a forest, had fled to hide themselves there.

The affected Mormon community consists of descendants of Mormons in the 19th century. Century due to persecution from the United States fled. They often have the nationality of both countries. The family Lebarón requested, according to Mexican media assistance from the U.S. Embassy. (nag/sda)

Created: 05.11.2019, 19:03 PM

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