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Bullet holes dot the wall of an abandoned house and current exhumation site in the village of El Mozote. <br />
The massacre at El Mozote is one of six mass killings that took place in villages within the municipality of Meanguera between the 11th and 13th December 1981, by the US-trained Atlacatl Battalion of the Salvadorian Armed Forces. These left over 900 civilian victims and are known collectively as 'the Massacre at El Mozote and surrounding villages'. In 2016, an amnesty law signed after the 1992 Peace Accords, that prevented war crimes from being investigated and tried, was lifted by El Salvador's Supreme Court, allowing cases like El Mozote to be prosecuted.