This is a report from http://www.groups.yahoo.com/group/MAOIST_REVOLUTION on recent scrimmages between
Attack on Peru Military Outpost Leaves 1 Soldier Dead, 3 Wounded
Maoist guerrilla attack on a military outpost in southeastern
The military outpost in Vizcatan, in Ayacucho province, was
"harassed from afar," and that the troops' attempt to repel
the attack led to an armed clash that resulted in the soldier's
Reinforcements arrived at the post after making their way across
difficult terrain in that highland jungle region, acknowledged that
military casualties will continue in that area of the country.
Maoists of the Communist Party of Peru are active in jungle areas of the
country – in the northeastern
The Maoists, launched
its people's war on May 17, 1980, with an attack on Chuschi, a small
town in Ayacucho province.
An estimated $25 billion in economic losses, according to estimates as a
result of people's war.
Gonzalo, known "President Gonzalo," was captured Sept. 12,
1992, an event that the ruling classes hoped was a "defeat" of
the people's war.
Since then, Maoist guerrilla bands have engaged in large activity in a
few regions and are growing.