US-backed Venezuela incursion

Military equipment is shown by Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro (not pictured) during a meeting with the Bolivarian armed forces a day after Venezuela's government said it foiled an attempted incursion by "terrorist mercenaries" from Colombia, at Miraflores Palace in Caracas, Venezuela May 4, 2020. (Photo by Reuters)

Venezuela has foiled a foreign-backed invasion aimed at toppling the government of President Nicolas Maduro.

On Sunday just before the dawn, a group of US-backed mercenaries tried to intrude into the northern state of La Guaira on boats. The aggression was launched from neighboring Colombia. But Venezuelan authorities foiled the attack.

They also arrested some of the invaders. The two US citizens are among the detainees. They have been identified as Airan Berry and Luke Denman.

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