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Mass Grave of Cypriots Killed by Turks Found

The Committee on Missing Persons in Cyprus (CMP) said it has discovered a new mass grave with Greek-Cypriot victims of the Attila II Operation, the Turkish invasion in 1974, close to Hamit Mandres, a city north of the occupied Nicosia.
CMP said this case is the biggest mass grave discovered to date and concerns Greek-Cypriots who were thought to be missing. Exhumation works have already begun and the first bones extracted were identified as belonging to fallen or executed Greek-Cypriot soldiers, who were trapped behind the broken defense line in the region of Mia Milia on August 14, 1974, during the Attila II Operation
Another mass grave has been found in the area of Trichoni (on the old road connecting Nicosia and Famagusta,) where the youngest missing person so far has been exhumed. The months-old baby (born in 1974) retrieved was, according to testimony taken from its mother and slaughtered by the invading Turks. The grave also contained the bones of the child’s mother, her 11-year-old sister, her mother and the father of the child who has been identified as Andreas Kyriakou.

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