Through their official X account, formerly Twitter, the Ecuadorian Armed Forces they revealed that one of its aircraft was hit by rifles while doing a military operation on the border with Colombia. Authorities reported no injuries.

According to the statement, issued this Thursday afternoon, March 14, 2024, the attack on the military helicopter occurred while a reconnaissance overflight was being carried out in the El Derrumbe sector of the San Lorenzo canton in Ecuadorian territory.

A drug processing laboratory was identified, so airborne military operations of special FF units were intensified. AA. for destruction and capture,” declared the Armed Forces on their X account, in which they published photographs of the helicopter affected by the attack.

The Armed Forces of Ecuador detailed that “The aircraft received nine long-range gunshot wounds. in its fuselage, without compromising the life of the crew and its operation.


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