Soldiers patrol inside the Paramacay military base in Valencia, Venezuela, Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017. Earlier in the day, troops quickly put down an attack at the army base on Sunday, clashing with a group that said it was out to “re-establish the constitutional order” but was dismissed by officials as a band of civilians working with a deserted lieutenant and a former officer. (AP/Juan Carlos Hernandez)

Venezuela Repels Attack On Military Base By Rogue Paramilitaries

In a communique issued by the FANB, the military explained that there had been an attack on the 41st Armored Brigade, which was led by a group made up of “civilian delinquents in military uniforms and a first lieutenant who had deserted.