Panama Searches for US Invasion Mass Graves

Panama officials said on Thursday that several bags of human remains were removed from a mass grave in Panama as part of the ongoing hunt for victims of the 1989 United States invasion of Panama. 

Attorney General Geomara Guerra said four bags of remains had been found at the Monte Esperanza cemetery in Colon.

“We plan to keep doing the work to dig in the earth and see how many more bags could be there,” Guerra told reporters.

Guerra added that the remains were found in the same burial bags as US troops.

The military action killed about 300 civilians and ended General Manuel Noriega’s tyranny.

However, human rights organizations said that more than 300 were killed. They urged President Juan Carlos Varela to establish a commission to investigate the actual number.

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