Remains of soldiers killed in 1964 Turkish bombing unearthed in Cyprus' Pachyammos

Experts in the Cyprus exhumed human remains in the northwest of the island, some 55 years after Turkish planes bombed a Greek Cypriot stronghold in Pachyammos.

According to the Cyprus News Agency, the remains and personal items of possibly Greek Cypriot National Guard soldiers have been unearthed in the latest excavation project in Tylliria, where Turkish planes bombed a former makeshift hospital in 1964.

The dig began on October 9 through a special program established by Cyprus in a partnership between the state and the Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics (CING). Combat engineers from the National Guard are also taking part as ammunition was known to have been hidden and buried in the area.

Presidential commissioner Photis Photiou said bones belonging to a number of individuals have been found at the site. DNA test results were said to be expected by...

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