Venezuelan Military Conducts Drills on Colombian Border to ‘Intercept Invasion’
|09/10/2019||Posted by BusinessMediaguide.Com under General World News||
Venezuela’s armed forces carried out military drills along the Colombian border on Tuesday which it said were to prepare to intercept a foreign invasion, though neighboring countries have not threatened to do so.
The armed forces’ Strategic Operational Commander, Remigio Ceballos, said 150,000 troops were conducting activities “related to security, exploration and the interception of any invasion of Venezuelan territory.”
“It’s an operation to guarantee the defense,” Ceballos said, speaking to reporters at an airport by the city of La Fria in the border state of Tachira. The exercises are expected to continue for several weeks.
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