The Los Zetas drug cartel issued a rare warning about alleged Mexican army violence in the Chiapas area of the country.
“We would like to alert all Mexican citizens of the Mexican army’s dangerous activities in the Chiapas area. In trying to apprehend members of the Zeta cartel, the army is firing into the region indiscriminately and hurting civilians. All civilians should take extreme precaution in the area,” Zetas announced.
In the last day, Mexico has sent additional armed forces into Chiapas to fortify the region. It is unclear whether it these reinforcements are those involved but the Mexican army confirms that there is heavy fighting, including airborne attack underway in the area.