The number two leader of Peru's Shining Path is believed to have been killed with two other top ranking guerrillas in a battle with government forces, President Ollanta Humala announced.
Peruvian Ambassador to Buenos Aires, Nicolás Lynch, resigned to his post after he met with members of an organization suspected to be linked with guerrilla group Shining Path, the Peruvian Foreign Ministry informed.
Peru slammed reports that Movadef, the nascent political wing of the Shining Path armed group, had met with representatives of human rights groups in Argentina, including the Mothers of Plaza de Mayo Association, with the aim of gaining political credibility.
The Peruvian anti-terrorist Attorney General Office said that civil compensation to the tune of 1.4 billion dollars with be collected from members of the guerrilla groups Shinning Path and the leaders of Tupac Amaru Revolutionary Movement, MRTA.
Peruvian police captured 11 Shining Path rebels and freed 10 children thought to be in combat training, President Ollanta Humala said on Friday after a string of military setbacks and a week of anti-mining violence.
Peruvian President Ollanta Humala's approval rating fell to 5% in May due to public outrage over deadly clashes between security forces and Shining Path rebels, an Ipsos Apoyo poll showed on Sunday.
”Comrade Artemio” head of one of the two remnant groups of the Peruvian armed terrorist Shinning Path movement admitted defeat and called on the government in Lima to begin a dialogue process to reach a peace accord.