Cabello assured the people that there was “absolute normalcy in the rest of the military units of the country.”
An early morning anti-government attack at Fort Paramacay, Valencia, in the central Venezuelan state of Carabobo, was repelled by the Bolivarian National Armed Forces and several of those responsible were detained, according to National Constituent Assembly member and leader of the Socialist Party of Venezuela, Diosdado Cabello.
“Following the terrorist attack on Fort Paramacay, defense plans and troops were deployed to ensure internal security,” he said over Twitter.
Cabello assured the people that there was “absolute normalcy in the rest of the military units of the country,” emphasizing that anyone who dreamt otherwise would have to deal with the morality of the Bolivarian military.
Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino Lopez also tweeted, “They could not deal with the FANB, with their morale nor with their constitutional conscience, so now (they) intend to attack it with terrorist attacks. They won’t be able to!!!”
Since April, Venezuela has seen opposition forces organize violent protests — leading to over 100 deaths and thousands of injuries — in their attempts to oust democratically-elected President Nicolas Maduro.
Venezuelans officials, including Maduro, have accused the right-wing of working closely with international players like the United States to destabilize the country to induce external interference and military intervention.