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Brazil troops storm Rio slums to catch gang leaders

17:28 EDT 5 Aug 2017 | Yahoo News

Brazil troops storm Rio slums to catch gang leadersThousands of Brazilian army troops raided Rio de Janeiro slums in a pre-dawn crackdown on crime gangs on Saturday, leaving parts of the city looking like a war zone on the first anniversary of the opening of the Olympic Games. Five favelas were targeted by around 1,300 police and 3,600 troops in a sweep starting at 4 am (0700 GMT), the Rio state security service said in a statement. Rio state authorities say there were 10,000 cases of cargo theft last year.


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