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Argentina declassifies 'dirty war' documents

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A murky chapter in Argentina’s history is about to become clearer.

The government has ordered the military to declassify all documents related to the country’s so called ‘dirty war’ during the former dictatorship.

The goal is to facilitate hundreds of trials currently underway for some of its most notorious figures.

Under the leadership of General Jorge Videla, up to 30,000 people were illegally detained, tortured and killed by security services in the late 1970s and early 1980s.

For those who still have questions over the fate of loved ones, the hope is that the newly declassified files might provide them with much-needed answers.