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Rebel Salvadoran soldier boy combatant in Perquin, El Salvador 1990, during the Salvadoran Civil War. ERP combatants in Perquín, El Salvador in 1990


May 1984 — A young child sleeps in the arms of a Salvadoran Soldier with an automatic weapon leaning against his knee, after field operations in the Cabañas province in El Salvador.


Stories of Civil War in El Salvador: A Battle over Memory (Paperback)

El Salvador's civil war began in 1980 and ended twelve bloody years later. It saw extreme violence on both sides, including the terrorizing and targeting of civilians by death squads, recruitment of c


Sister Ita Ford, M.M. (4/23/1940 - 12/2/1980) American Roman Catholic Maryknoll Sister who served as a missionary in Bolivia, Chile and El Salvador. She worked with the poor and war refugees. On Dec. 2, 1980, she was tortured, raped, and murdered, along with fellow missionaries Sister Maura Clarke, M.M., laywoman Jean Donovan, and Sister Dorothy Kazel, O.S.U. They were killed in El Salvador by U.S. trained members of a military death squad of the right-wing Salvadoran military-led…


English singer Ian 'H' Watkins of the pop group Steps, circa 1998.

A 12-year-old guerrilla of the FMLN (Frente Farabundo Martí para la Liberación Nacional or Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front) with an M16 rifle in San Francisco Javier, El Salvador, during the Salvadoran Civil War, 1989.


The El Mozote Massacre took place in and around the village of El Mozote, in Morazán department, El Salvador, on December 11, 1981, when the Salvadorean Army killed more than 800 civilians in an anti-guerrilla campaign during the Salvadoran Civil War.