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New footage shows Peru terrorist group training children in VRAE
Peruvian armed forces in VRAE (Photo: Andina/Reference)
By Manuel Vigo
April 21, 2012
There have been increasing evidence that Shining Path remnants have continued to operate after the capture of its leader ‘Comrade Artemio’.
New footage released on Friday by Canal N, showed a group of young children carrying riffles, in the jungle area known as VRAE.
The video showed children being trained by the Shining Path, who teach them military strategies, and their political ideology.
According to El Comercio, some of the children are sons of the guerrilla members; others were kidnapped from local communities. Some start training as early as 2-years old.
Local media reported that some of these children were involved in the kidnapping of Camisea contractors in La Convención, earlier this month.
A recent poll showed that 65 percent of Peruvians felt the Shining Path had become more dangerous in the past year. 61 percent said they felt the government had become “careless and relaxed” about fighting the terrorist group.
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Total coments: 1
Commented By: Elenitita
On: May 1, 2012. 6:31 am
Let's do something about this right now! We don't want to go back to the way it was 20 years ago!!!
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