[excerpt ABC News]

Civil war mass grave unearthed in Spain

Campaigners have unearthed a mass grave containing the bodies of hundreds of people killed by the forces of Francisco Franco in the Spanish Civil War

“It is estimated that there could be about 600 bodies,” said Edurne Rubio of the Forum for Memory, one of several associations working to shed light on atrocities during the 1936-1939 civil war and the four-decade dictatorship that followed.

If confirmed, it would be the second-biggest Franco-era mass grave found in Spain, after one containing 2,840 bodies which was uncovered in the southern province of Malaga in 2008.

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