The manoeuvre on Thursday continued the army's public support for General Nicolas de Bari Hermoza, who is accused by opposition MPs of permitting the operation of a paramilitary death- squad that allegedly killed nine students and one teacher.
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To back the military chief in his stand-off with Congress over 10 Peruvians allegedly killed by a paramilitary squad, the army has sent tanks rolling through the streets of the capital, AP reports from Lima.