One Peruvian Soldier Dies, Two Wounded In Clash With Shining Path

first_imgBy Dialogo March 02, 2009 One Peruvian soldier died and two were wounded in a clash with remnants of the armed group Shining Path in the Vizcatan area of the Ayacucho region, some 600 kilometers (370 miles) south of Lima, military officials said. In a press release the Armed Forces High Command said that the soldier who died, identified as David Farfan Arias, had been wounded together with two fellow soldiers in a military operation carried out to win back Tincuya hill. According to the officials, Tincuya hill is “one of the places where these criminals have been harassing patrols and particularly their air support.” In another document released hours before, it was said that the troops had put an undetermined number of combatants from the terrorist organization out of action, without saying if they had been killed or wounded. Last August the Peruvian armed forces began an aggressive campaign in the Valley of the Apurimac and Ene Rivers, or VRAE, particularly in the jungle area of Vizcatan, considered until recently an impregnable Shining Path stronghold. Shining Path remnants who never accepted the cease-fire ordered by its founder, Abimael Guzman, in 1992, operate in the VRAE coca-growing areas under the command of Victor Quispe (Comrade Jose), as well as in the Alto Huallaga in the northeast under the orders of the only one of the original leaders still free, “Comrade Artemio.” Peruvian authorities consider these terrorist remnants to be allies of drug traffickers, but some experts say that they themselves have become a drug cartel. At the beginning of the year, remnants of Shining Path, who according to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission are responsible for more than half of the 69,000 deaths during the years of terrorism (1990-2000), threatened to continue in 2009 their “revolutionary war” in the area of Vizcatan.last_img read more

Selling is in full swing as warmer weather welcomes bidders

first_img106 Rockbourne Terrace, Paddington BrisbaneIts huge floor area and high-end finish certainly look impressive.There’s open plan living and plenty of space a family owner with a pool for the kids to exhaust themselves in while you take your place on the balcony and check out the view.Enjoy your weekend!Follow Kieran Clair on Twitter at @kieranclair 48 Sydney Avenue, Camp HillThe colour scheme and fitout is eye catching from the whitewashed timber flooring to the black and white palette.Fitout includes ducted air conditioning, Vacu-Maid system, intercom and alarm and surround sound system.In the inner west, Space Property consultant, Judi O’Dea has a home on offer at 10am that’s sure to see standing room only.Located at 106 Rockbourne Terrace, Paddington and built in 2008, this multi-level, four-bedroom, three-bathroom home is expected to drum up quite a crowd. 17 Paris Avenue, MorningsidePlace Bulimba lead agent, Glenn Bool, will be overseeing the event with the three-bedroom, one-bathroom cottage set to get traditionalists excited.The home has polished timber floors, high ceilings and VJs — all the bits that make these homes rock — along with contemporary renovation and colour scheme.If you feel like an inner city home that has been given the full treatment, head to 41 Whytecliffe Street, Albion for its 9.30am ‘hammer time’.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus23 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market23 hours ago41 Whytecliffe Street, AlbionSet on an elevated 323sq m block, the three-bedroom, two-bathroom home is all single level living and the renovation looks like something straight off a cutting-edge reality TV show.The best bit has got to be the kitchen and dining area which open on to the balcony and its outlook across the lawn.McGrath Estate Agents Wilston sales agent, Garry Jones, said interest in this home is hot, so expect a decent crowd and keen bidding on the day.Another cracker on offer will be at 48 Sydney Avenue, Camp Hill at 10am when Shane Hicks from Place Bulimba will offer an extraordinary home with a stunning finish.The four-bedroom, two-bathroom dwelling will be bringing in the families. There a diverse range of property available to auction watchers at this Saturday’s events.BRISBANE’S auction market has ramped up into the warmer weather with a kaleidoscope of property going under the hammer this Saturday.There’s a little something to tempt all tastes as agents and vendors look to draw buyers out and into the crisp spring air.Early (ish) risers will take a look at 5 Davies Road, Ashgrove where, at 9am, a ‘hot as’ contemporary renovation of a double gable classic will be turning heads. 5 Davies Road, AshgroveThis two-level, four-bedroom stunner has all the tick items from views to a high quality fitout.Ray White Paddington agent, Angela Mastrapostolos, says expect a crowd, so be early for the good bidding positions at this event.If you’re a southsider, then perhaps don’t make the trek across the river, because 17 Paris Avenue, Morningside will also be under the hammer at 9amlast_img read more

Duo called up by Northern Ireland

first_imgNorthern Ireland have called up Cliftonville’s Liam Boyce and Accrington’s James Gray for their forthcoming South American tour. The 23-year-old was capped under previous boss Nigel Worthington at a time when he was contracted to Werder Bremen, but now becomes the only Irish League player in O’Neill’s 23-man squad. Boyce has been prolific for Cliftonville since returning to Belfast from Germany, helping the Reds to successive league titles and catching O’Neill’s eye in the process. Northern Ireland are sure to face two tough matches in South America, with first-choice players including Jonny Evans, Gareth McAuley, Chris Brunt and Kyle Lafferty all unavailable. The strike duo have been added to Michael O’Neill’s squad for the games against Uruguay on May 30 and Chile on June 4 after the withdrawals of fellow forwards Martin Paterson and Jamie Ward earlier this week. Gray, a regular in the Under-21 set-up, and wins a first call-up to the senior set-up while Boyce returns following a three-year absence. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more