“We are facing a highly trained armed group that has a terrorist ideology,” said third sergeant Jairo Pérez in an interview with the Telesur journalist, Madeleine García, Pérez is one of the eight military personnel rescued on 31 May, 2021 by the Bolivarian National Armed Forces (FANB).
Sergeant Pérez and his team were captured during FANB operations to contain criminal organizations trying to take control of Apure state.
He pointed out how the experience in combat against the irregular that place antipersonnel mines in the area to neutralize the advance of the Venezuelan troops shows their terrorist character.
He explained how together with his comrades in arms was ambushed by the irregular when they managed to regroup after his withdrawal after the intense fighting that was registered in defense of national sovereignty.
He stressed that during the confrontation he was wounded in the leg with three bullet wounds and still had to walk for four days to reach a command post.
As it will be recalled, since last March, the Bolivarian Army of Venezuela has been deployed in the border area in Apure State in coordinated actions of intense combat to repel the irregular of the neighboring country; who took advantage of the border abandonment by Colombia government