Salvadoran general admits army carried out infamous 1981 massacre

FILE PHOTO: Former Salvadoran air force commander in chief during the civil war, General Juan Rafael Bustillo, attends the court hearing in the case of El Mozote Massacre in San Francisco Gotera, El Salvador, July 18, 2019. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas

SAN SALVADOR (Reuters) – A retired Salvadoran general on Friday acknowledged for the first time that the armed forces were responsible for a notorious 1981 massacre of more than 1,000 people during the country‚Äôs civil war. Juan Rafael Bustillo, a former commander of the Air Force, told a court the elite Atlacatl Battalion carried out […]

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