Since Sunday, March 21, the National Bolivarian Armed Forces (FANB) have carried out search and capture actions against Colombian paramilitary commands in the southern border territory, especially in the vicinity of La Victoria town.
According to a report from the Samuel Robinson Institute, these irregular troops have attacked civilians in order to control the area and expand their drug-trafficking operations.
‘The time span and the very intensity of clashes are leaving us with a swift but no less decisive conclusion. It is the most dangerous masked attempt at intervention in the last few years,’ the article, published by the school for Original Thought, highlighted.
The armed clashes can belong to a non-conventional warfare scenario, given lethality and physical violence by paramilitary groups against civilians and government facilities.
In a recent statement, President Nicolas Maduro denounced the escalation of attacks against Venezuela around the border with Colombia, intended to create a confrontation scenario between both South American countries.
The president said that the Colombian intelligence services and army are preparing actions with some of these irregular groups and assigning them missions in Venezuelan territory, in coordination with the Southern Command and the US Central Intelligence Agency.