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Peru: 39 'slaves' rescued from rebel farm

  • Peru’s army has reportedly rescued 39 “slaves” kept in captivity in a farm by the Shining Path rebels. Some captives said they were kidnapped about three decades ago. Twenty-six victims are children, including those born in captivity. The victims were forced to work as field labor. About 120 soldiers took part in the rescue operation, and the captives were airlifted to safety.

    Shining Path, a left-wing organization, is only active in small pockets of Peru now, after suffering major setbacks in the 1990s.

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