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  • Operation to capture 'El Chapo's son unleashes firefight in city
  • Residents wake up to sights of burnt vehicles
  • Cartel gunmen opened fire on Mexican troops

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Ovidio Guzman is accused of running his father's operations since his extradition to the US in 2017. The country had announced a reward of $5 million for information leading to the 32-year-old's arrest

The operation to detain Ovidio Guzmán, the son of imprisoned drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, unleashed firefights that turned the northern city of Culiacán into a war zone, authorities said Friday.

In a blow-by-blow description of the battles that killed 10 military personnel and 19 suspected members of the Sinaloa drug cartel, Defense Secretary Luis Cresencio Sandoval said cartel gunmen opened fire on troops with .50-caliber machine guns.

The army responded by calling in Blackhawk helicopter gunships to attack a convoy of 25 cartel vehicles, including truck-mounted cartel gun platforms, on Thursday.

The cartel then opened fire on the military aircraft, forcing two of them down with “a significant number of impacts” in each of the two aircraft, Sandoval said.

The gang then sent hordes of gunmen to attack fixed-wing aircraft, both military and civilian, at the city’s international airport.

One civilian airliner was hit.

The gunmen also shot up airport buildings in a bid to prevent authorities from flying the captured cartel boss out of the city.

But, Sandoval said, authorities anticipating the resistance had loaded Ovidio Guzman onto a military helicopter to fly him back to Mexico City.

The Mexican administration bagged the high-profile cartel figure just days before hosting U.S. President Joe Biden.

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