On March 21, following the Colombian raids on the city of La Victoria, the Bolivarian National Armed Forces (SOBON) Strategic Operations Command deployed its troops in the state of Apur and strengthened surveillance along all border areas. Country.
As part of the control operation, the Army High Command activated a special integrated security operation zone, covering three municipalities and more than 700 kilometers of the border, led by Major General Javier Benades Margano.
The 94th Special Integrated Black First Brigade, led by Brigadier General Wilfredo Alexander Metrono, is reported by troops to ensure the peace of civilians and maintain search and rescue operations after several days of fighting.
The defensive strategy used by the military command was executed by nine dead random, 33 military justice, in addition to six destroyed camps and 16 explosive devices deactivated in the operating arena.
The Venezuelan government has asked the United Nations (UN) to provide FANB with its knowledge on the widespread and inactivation of these devices.
Meanwhile, 8 members of the Venezuelan Armed Forces were killed and 34 wounded, 21 of whom received medical discharge.
For his part, President Nicolas Maduro condemned the escalation of aggression on Colombia’s border, which was aimed at creating a conflict between the two South American countries.
The president promised that the intelligence and the Colombian military would coordinate operations with certain irregular groups, which would co-operate with the US Southern Command in the Venezuelan region.
Meanwhile, Foreign Minister George Areza called on the Security Council and the UN. He asked Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to inquire into the impact of the infiltrations by the abusive groups, as well as to intervene before Bogota could open a communications channel to address the border situation.
Remigio Cepalos, Commander-in-Chief of Sioban, described in Union Radio reports the complex geographical conditions of the region, which had been abandoned by the Colombian army and the group you wanted to operate without restraint at the mercy of paramilitaries, guerrillas, drug smugglers and any other irregularities.
He reaffirmed FANB’s loyalty to the homeland and its commitment to defending national sovereignty.
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