Mexican Army Sweeps Into Juarez

Mexico pushes to retake control of border city from warring cartels
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 4, 2009 5:36 AM CST

Thousands of Mexican troops are pouring into Ciudad Juarez as the government tries to prevent total anarchy in the country's most violent city, reports Reuters. More than 2,000 people have been killed in the border city during the last year as drug cartels—in league with corrupt cops—battle for supremacy. The army plans to have 7,500 troops in place by the end of the week.
(More Ciudad Juarez stories.)

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