The President of the Republic, Nicolás Maduro, ordered this Thursday to adjust the plans to liberate the territory from the armed terrorists of Colombian drug traffickers (Tancol).
“I have ratified the order (…) because we are adjusting the plans to guarantee the liberation of the entire territory from Colombian terrorist and drug trafficking groups, Tancol (…) Venezuela is free of Tancol land,” he said.
From the theater of the Military University of the Bolivarian Army, in Fort Tiuna, Caracas, the Head of State indicated that the instruction is directed to all the Strategic Regions of Integral Defense (REDI) and the Operative Zones of Integral Defense ( ZODI), and all tactical units. In addition, he called for raising capacity and intelligence as well as counterintelligence.
The national president repudiated the murder of more than 1,800 Venezuelan migrants in Colombian territory and the forced disappearance of at least 800 compatriots. He denounced that this is a product of xenophobia and hatred promoted by the president of the neighboring country, Iván Duc, whom he has accused as responsible and guilty of hatred against Venezuelans in Colombia.
The Dignatari also ordered the creation of a communal defense system based on civic-military-police union. «» Build morality, discipline, institutional integration. the operational capacity, the combat capacity of the civic-military-police union, to advance on the threats ”, he referred.
He stressed that all the theoretical, ordinary and organizational bases must be prepared for its creation, so that the Militia has all its functions and duties. “We’re going to activate it soon,” he stressed.
During the activity, Maduro instructed to activate the Bolivarian Shield Exercises and their territorial deployment. In this regard, he said that it will be the second half of October that will be carried out with “rapid and immediate action to test weapons systems.”
President Maduro ordered the creation of a special commission for the preparation and commemoration of the historical events of the 2002 coup and the civic-military resurrection of April 13 and 14, 2002. .
“I have ordered a special commission for the preparation and commemoration of the historical events of the 2002 coup and the restitution of April 12, 13 and 14, 2002,” Maduro said.
In this regard, Maduro instructed the Minister for Defense in the G / J Vladimir Padrí López to be in charge of this Commission.
April 2022 marks the 20th anniversary of the coup that overthrew Commander Hugo Chávez for 47 hours, a violent act carried out by the Venezuelan right with the support of the United States.
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