Monday, 20 August 2018

At least 14 dead in Brazil after military raids on Rio de Janeiro drug gangs

Brazilian soldiers during an operation against drug dealers in the Alemao complex slum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil August 20, 2018. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

They were shot dead by police after a rush-hour car chase that caused traffic chaos near one of Rio's main bridges, according to reports.

More than 4,000 soldiers, backed by armoured vehicles and aircraft, entered the favela complexes of Alemao and Mare, which are largely run by heavily armed drug traffickers.

SKY         News.

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