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Peru's Shining Path leader admits defeat

Head of Maoist armed group asks for a truce, but small faction has pledged to continue fighting.

    The leader of Peru's Shining Path, a Maoist armed group, has admitted defeat and is asking for a truce.

    The man known as Comrade Artemio has asked the government for an amnesty and dialogue.

    However, the announcement might not mean the end of the fighting. A small faction of the group has pledged to continue the conflict that has already taken more than 70,000 lives.

    Al Jazeera's Mariana Sanchez reports from Lima.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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