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Mexico cartels join forces
Two powerful Mexican drug cartels join forces to battle troops and other cartel.
Last Modified: 14 Apr 2010 02:49 GMT

The Mexican government says nearly 23,000 people have died in drug-related violence since a military crackdown on cartels began in 2006.

That announcement comes as officials face a new front in their war against the drug gangs.

Two of Mexico's most powerful cartels have joined forces to battle government security forces as well as a third cartel seeking its own slice of the cross-border drug trade.

Al Jazeera's Mariana Sanchez reports from Mexico City.

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