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The Venezuelans escaping violence at home

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Thousands of Venezuelans have fled their country in the past month.

They are running away from intense armed clashes which involve Venezuela’s army and Colombia’s rebel groups.

Refugees say they were pushed out of their homes by the military and describe human rights abuses, disappearances and home break-ins.

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A prominent Colombian guerrilla fighter, Jesus Santrich, was killed on Tuesday in Venezuelan territory as part of the ongoing conflict.

The BBC’s Daniel Pardo travelled to Arauquita, a small town on the Colombian side that is hosting the refugees who escape the fighting.

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