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    HUANTA AND APURIMAC PROVINCES, PERU

    Peru's so-called "dirty war", waged between the "Sendero Luminoso" (Shining Path) guerrilla group and President Fernando Belaunde Terry's embattled government forces, is intensifying in the mountainous provinces southeast of the capital, Lima.

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    HUANTA PROVINCE:
    1. AV Helicopters over mountains on patrol (5 shots) 0.17
    2. AV Choppers landing in village space, airmen disembarking (3 shots) 0.38
    3. SV/GV Peasants approaching helicopters (2 shots) 0.48
    4. GV Troops in quick time marching 0.52
    5. GVs Peasants collecting food sacks as vigilantes observe (2 shots) 1.10
    SAN FRANCISCO, APURIMAC PROVINCE:
    6. AV/GV Town with bridge over river, (2 shots) 1.20
    7. SVs Channel 9 reporter interviewing injured peasant wounded by Sendero Luminoso (6 shots) 2.26
    8. AV helicopter view of San Francisco village 2.28
    9. SV Montoneros carrying antique weapons, given orders for action 2.56
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    Background: HUANTA AND APURIMAC PROVINCES, PERU

    Peru's so-called "dirty war", waged between the "Sendero Luminoso" (Shining Path) guerrilla group and President Fernando Belaunde Terry's embattled government forces, is intensifying in the mountainous provinces southeast of the capital, Lima. On November 9, Sendero Luminoso units launched attacks against villages in the rolling highlands of Huanta and Apurimac Provinces, two areas which have previously fallen victim to the no-holds-barred conflict between regular military unites and Sendero forces. Helicopter-borne marines were ferried into Huanta's wilderness to deal with the rebels who had attacked members of a poorly-armed peasant vigilante group known as the "Montoneros", killing and wounding many of the villagers. The European Economic Community (EEC) has been providing much-needed assistance to the villagers by donating food and other supplies, especially as the four-year old war and increasingly bold Sendero attacks in urban areas of Lima and its port of Callao have impeded the distribution of basic food stuffs. In the hamlet of San Francisco, Apurimac Province, a Peruvian television reporter was told by injured Montoneros and local villagers that Sendero forces had mounted a fierce attack, with an unknown number of peasants killed and several others wounded by machetes. The Montoneros are hampered by their primitive weapons and by lack of adequate military training. Independent observers have said that both the Sendero Luminoso and the military are equally to bale for an estimated four thousand deaths since the rebels began their campaign against President Belaunde's nationally elected administration in 1980.

    Source: CHANNEL 9 LIMA

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6L10FIBM07U8EQ739DHS5J1UO
    Media URN:
    VLVA6L10FIBM07U8EQ739DHS5J1UO
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/11/1984
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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