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Venezuela intel claims it foiled a ‘Maduro assassination and military coup’ plot

Venezuela intel claims it foiled a ‘Maduro assassination and military coup’ plot

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Venezuelan intelligence says it has foiled an assassination attempt against President Nicolas Maduro, which envisioned a group of rogue officers storming the presidential palace and installing an imprisoned general in his stead. The plot by current and former military officers involved breaking retired General Raúl Isaías Baduel out from a maximum security prison in Fuerte Tiuna, where he is kept since 2017 for wanting to overthrow the government, and seizing state-run Venezolana de Televisió where he would be pronounced president. Intelligence agencies said they had been unraveling the plot for 14 months. The main part of the plan that was scheduled for June 23-24, involved assassinating Maduro and leader of the National Constituent Assembly Diosdado Cabello, while seizing the Miraflores presidential palace as well as the Carlota military base in Caracas. “140,000 seized cartridges for machine guns and several combat groups were predetermined to be used to capture president…
Source: Venezuela intel claims it foiled a ‘Maduro assassination and military coup’ plot

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