Author Topic: Bringing new life to its terrible past by reclaiming the dead: Peru exhumes the victims of its bloody 1980-2000 conflict that claimed 70,000 lives  (Read 282 times)

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Peru is undergoing its biggest effort to date in exhuming the victims of its bloody civil war, which took place from 1980 until 2000.

An estimated 70,000 died in the conflicts as local Maoist rebels called the Shining Path, fought against soldiers and paramilitary allies in the hills of the Andes.

A team of forensic anthropologists are currently working in Chungui district in the Andes and expect to remove hundreds of bodies, mostly of women and children who were killed by government troops believing they supported the rebels.

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