Some of the former Colombian soldiers suspected of taking part in the assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse have previously received US military training, according to a new report.
“A review of our training databases indicates that a small number of the Colombian individuals detained as part of this investigation had participated in past US military training and education programs, while serving as active members of the Colombian Military Forces,” Pentagon spokesman Lt. Col. Ken Hoffman told the Washington Post.
Hoffman did not say how many of the men received training or what kind, adding that the Pentagon’s review is ongoing.
Colombian officials have said 13 of the 15 nationals suspected in the July 7 assassination plot once served in the country’s military. Two were killed by Haitian authorities after Moïse was gunned down in his home.
Colombian officials have said 13 of the 15 nationals suspected in the assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse served in the country’s