Peruvian president Ollanta Humala has launched an all-out offensive to eradicate the remnants of Shining Path in the VRAE region. The move comes after a number of major developments recently - the capture of a couple of senderista leaders and the kidnapping and release of a group of construction workers. Even though the hostages were released, several police officers involved in the operation are missing.
Defence minister Alberto Otarol said that the security forces would wage "a fight without quarter and with no turning back" against the terrorists.
Peru in All-Out Push to Eliminate Rebel Remnants, Minister Says (LAHT)