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Organization of American States Rejects Colombian Raid into Ecuador

The Organization of American States has rejected Colombia's recent raid against a rebel camp in Ecuador, saying the cross-border incursion was a clear violation of the OAS charter.

In a resolution after a meeting of foreign ministers and ambassadors that began Monday, the OAS also took note of Colombia's apology for the incursion and its pledge to not carry out another raid.

Venezuela and Ecuador responded to the March 1 incursion by taking diplomatic action against Colombia and sending troops to the border with Colombia. The leaders of all three countries have since said they have settled the crisis.

The raid killed more than 20 rebels with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, including a top rebel leader.

Some information for this report was provided by Reuters.