Colombia conducts military exercise in Venezuelan border region

Several groups are operating on the Venezuelan border disputing the drug trafficking business - the National Liberation Army (ELN) and two FARC dissidents.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - During the exercise, the Combined Arms Task Force of the National Army displayed artillery pieces, special squadrons, Black Hawk helicopters, 'Spike' anti-tank systems, and fire systems, among others.

Colombian soldiers carried out this Saturday a military exercise in the Caribbean department of La Guajira, bordering Venezuela, and the Minister of Defense, Diego Molano, assured that the country is prepared to respond to any international threat.

"This exercise, which is carried out routinely, sought to determine the capabilities and training of our National Army in border areas, particularly in La Guajira," Molano told journalists at the . . .

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