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IPFS News Link • Mexico

Mexico's war on drugs: Moment THREE cartels ambush the military who fight back...


A soldier's body cam recorded the dramatic moment the Mexican military came under attack from multiple cartels in western Mexico.

Members of the army and National Guard were on a patrol mission of the Michoacán city of Aguililla on Friday when they were met with fire from members of the United Cartels.

The military arrested at least five cartel members following the gun battle which left at least one soldier injured. 

One of the videos shared on social media showed a soldier standing on the flat bed of a military vehicle while he fired multiple rounds at the cartel fighters. At least three other troop members stood alongside him on the ground firing away. 

A group of soldiers in the background can be seen seeking cover behind a National Guard pickup truck shooting at the cartel.

A second video showed a helicopter landing on an open field before a Mexican soldier placed a wounded military man on his shoulder and carried him to the aircraft.

The injured soldier, who was shot in the left arm according to local media outlets, was taken to a hospital. 

United Cartels formed in October 2019 in response to the ongoing battle the Jalisco New Generation Cartel has been involved with the Santa Rosa de Lima Cartel, which then sought and received the military-like backing from the Gulf Cartel, Los Zetas and the Sinaloa Cartel.