530 soldiers killed in 12 years

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530 soldiers killed in 12 years

The figures of 530 deaths were provided by SEDENA; one of the states with the largest executions is Tamaulipas.

The fight against drug trafficking has left a balance of 530 soldiers killed in 12 years of fighting, which began in the presidential term of former President Felipe Calderón.

The newspaper Milenio, through a request for information to the Secretariat of National Defense (SEDENA), obtained the figure of the military killed over these 12 years, noting that where more have died has been in Tamaulipas with 126 and Sinaloa with 68 casualties.

In Michoacán, 58 soldiers have been killed by the fight against the Michoacán Family and the Knights Templar, while in Guerreo, attacks against SEDENA personnel have increased, leaving 53 dead.

On the other hand, 33 soldiers have been registered in Nuevo León mainly because of their fight against the Zetas, one of the most bloodthirsty and dangerous cartels in Mexico, Milenio said in his research.

The Juarez and Sinaloa cartels in their fight for the plaza have killed 32 troops, as well as in Jalisco, where 25 soldiers have been killed by the Jalisco Nueva Generación cartel.

In Sonora they have executed 25 soldiers, in Durango they are 21 elements, Veracruz with 19 and Zacatecas with 17 soldiers from SEDENA, the newspaper confirmed through its website.