Saturday, September 18, 2010

Drug War battle

Things appear to be heating up in the Great Drug War down South.

Reports of violence shake Matamoros
By Lynn Brezosky - Express-News

BROWNSVILLE — Northern Mexico's surge of gangland bloodshed continued Friday in Matamoros, with shootouts reportedly leaving streets strewn with dozens of corpses and rumors flying that Mexican forces might have taken down “Tony Tormenta,” a reputed Gulf Cartel capo who is the brother of the imprisoned boss Osiel C├írdenas.

Reports in the Brownsville Herald, La Reforma, and El Norte used unnamed law enforcement sources and witnesses to describe three battles starting about 1 p.m. The Blog del Terror, one of the numerous blogs serving as anonymous forums on the drug violence, reported sniper fire from military helicopters.

As of late Friday, the Mexican government had not confirmed the reports.

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