Venezuela to deploy 1,000 militiamen to the border zone with Colombia

Nicolás Maduro said the order is "the war of all the people in defense of sovereignty and land against irregular, criminal, criminal and terrorist groups coming from Colombia."

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - One thousand fighters from the Venezuelan National Militia - a unit of civilians affiliated with Chavismo, uniformed and armed - will move to the border state of Apure, where on March 21st fighting broke out between the Venezuelan military and a group of dissidents from the demobilized Colombian FARC guerrilla group, military sources said Tuesday, April 13th, in Caracas.

The announcement was made by the commander of the National Militia, Major General Manuel Bernal Martínez, who explained that it will be a "humanitarian militia force to protect communities" in the region and will be coordinated by the . . .

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