RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Venezuelan Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino confirmed Monday that eight military personnel had been killed - twice as many as previously known - during fighting in a border area a group of FARC dissidents, of which nine members have died.
"So far there have been nine casualties of these terrorist groups and, unfortunately, we have suffered the loss of eight comrades of the Bolivarian National Armed Forces (FANB), said Padrino in an appearance without questions about the fighting that began last March 21 in the state of Apure (bordering Colombia).
This Sunday, military authorities had confirmed four casualties in . . .