Two mass graves, one filled with the bodies of 16 FARC guerrillas and another containing the remains of 17 peasants, were found in Colombia on the property of a deceased right-wing militia leader. The victims are believed to have been killed more than a decade ago. JCL

The BBC:

Two mass graves connected to Colombia’s decades-long internal conflict have been found, officials say.

They say one grave, containing the bodies of 17 peasants, was discovered in a ranch in the north-west belonging to a late far-right militia leader.

The armed forces chief announced the discovery of a second mass grave, which he said held the remains of 16 left-wing Farc guerrillas, in the south.

The Farc have been fighting the Colombian government since the 1960s.

The peasants’ bodies were found on a ranch that belonged to paramilitary leader Carlos Castano, who was killed in 2004.

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