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Santa Rita massacre
Part of the Salvadoran Civil War
1982 El Paraíso massacre, journalists at the site of the massacre.jpg
Journalists at the site of the massacre.
LocationNear Santa Rita
Coordinates14°05′N 89°02′W / 14.083°N 89.033°W / 14.083; -89.033
Date17 March 1982
Around 5:00pm (–6 UTC)
TargetDutch journalists
FMLN guerrillas
Attack type
WeaponsM16s and M60s[1][2]
PerpetratorAtonal Battalion

The Santa Rita massacre (Spanish: Masacre de Santa Rita) occurred near the town of Santa Rita in Chalatenango, El Salvador, on 17 March 1982.[5] During the massacre, soldiers from the Atonal Battalion attacked and killed four Dutch journalists and a disputed number of guerrillas from the Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front (FMLN).

  1. ^ a b c "Report of the UN Truth Commission on El Salvador". Derechos Human Rights. 29 March 1993. pp. 69–75. Retrieved 16 September 2020.
  2. ^ Selsky, Andrew (25 March 2019). "New Push for Justice after 4 Dutch Journalists Slain in 1982". The Public's Radio. Retrieved 17 September 2020.
  3. ^ Hoge, Warren (19 March 1982). "4 Dutch Newsmen Slain on a Trip to Film Guerrillas in El Salvador". The New York Times. Retrieved 17 September 2020.
  4. ^ "In Cold Blood: Salvadorian Colonel who Plotted Murder has been Living in United States". Zembla. 26 September 2018. Retrieved 16 September 2020.
  5. ^ Betancur, Belisario; Figueredo Planchart, Reinaldo; Buergenthal, Thomas (26 January 2001). "From Madness to Hope: the 12–Year War in El Salvador: Report of the Commission on the Truth for El Salvador" (PDF). The Commission on the Truth for El Salvador. Retrieved 22 May 2021.

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