Created: 9/2/1971

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BRAZIL: Security forces are engaged in aoperation to capture terrorist leader Carlos Laraarca.

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from"tfH the military intelligence serviceff^nd frrom several civil police agencies are hunting for Laraarcaesolate and sparsely populated region inthe. western part of Bahia State where he is^PHL f| or rural ouerrilla activities, forcesl

lowever, byof previous-escapes from almost certainby the wily renegade army captain.

Lamarca's apparent shift to preparing for rural guerrilla action may reflect the current precarious state of the urban terrorist movement in Brazil. All the urban groups have suffered from the loss of skilled leaders and from internal dissension about how to meet^he unrelenting repression by the

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