El Salvador Rebel Attack

A hamlet buries its dead

Maria Lydia Vasquez, 30, had no more tears left to cry. Her eyes dry and red, & she watched silently as the bloody body of one of her two slain brothers was lifted from a cattle truck and lowered into a bare coffin resting on sawhorses in the street. A few miles up the dirt road, graves were being dug for the two brothers and 17 other villagers killed last week when 100 to 200 leftist insurgents raided the tiny hamlet of Santa Cruz Loma, 33 miles southeast of San Salvador, the capital. Among the dead were six members of the...

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