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El Salvador: Killed in cold blood on the banks of the river at El Calabozo

Headline Title:  El Salvador: Killed in cold blood on the banks of the river at El Calabozo 22 August 2012 1982 was a dangerous time in El Salvador. The civil war had begun two years earlier, and in rebel-held areas, the national army saw everyone - peasant farmers, babies, women and the elderly - as legitimate military targets. By 1982 the armed forces had already committed a string of massacres across the country. In August that year, the Salvadoran armed forces launched a major offensive across the northern San Vicente region – an area considered by the military as a guerrilla stronghold.…

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