Venezuela to ask U.N. for help in clearing land mines near Colombian border

By Reuters8 days ago


Reuters. Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro speaks during an event with the youth of Venezuela's United Socialist Party in Caracas

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela will ask the United Nations to help remove landmines in its territory that it says have been deployed by “irregular“ armed groups near the Colombian border, President Nicolas Maduro said on Sunday.

Maduro's government on Thursday said two soldiers were killed by a land mine during military operations in the state of Apure, where clashes between soldiers and armed groups has led thousands of Venezuelans to flee across the border.

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