Joint Action to Retake Ecuadorian Prison Held by Gang Members

Footage recorded by a civilian in Ecuador captures a joint Military and Police action to retake a prison that is being held by gang members. For the past week, several large prison complexes have been entirely overrun by gang members who have been named Terrorists by the country's government. This specific Prison appears to be the Turi prison in Cuenca, but a number of the facilities have been entirely taken over by the groups from within with the guard staff being held hostage.


According to the Ecuadorian President, all hostages have been freed, but the government itself is not yet in full control of all of the facilities. Government officials believed that at least 178 hostages were in the control of armed gangs inside of the prisons.


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Josh is an American writer and former USMC machine gunner with eight years of experience in ground combat arms throughout the GWOT. He is currently based in Texas and specializes in combat footage analysis and digital marketing.Follow Josh at OfficialJoshBrooks.com

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Footage recorded by a civilian in Ecuador captures a joint Military and Police action to retake a prison that is being held by gang members. For the past week, several large prison complexes have been entirely overrun by gang members who have been named Terrorists by the country's government. This specific Prison appears to be the Turi prison in Cuenca, but a number of the facilities have been entirely taken over by the groups from within with the guard staff being held hostage.


According to the Ecuadorian President, all hostages have been freed, but the government itself is not yet in full control of all of the facilities. Government officials believed that at least 178 hostages were in the control of armed gangs inside of the prisons.


About the Author

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Josh Brooks

Josh is an American writer and former USMC machine gunner with eight years of experience in ground combat arms throughout the GWOT. He is currently based in Texas and specializes in combat footage analysis and digital marketing.Follow Josh at OfficialJoshBrooks.com

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