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Spain will exhume dictator Francisco Franco's remains on Thursday

Spain will exhume dictator Francisco Franco's remains on ThursdaySpain will on Thursday remove the 1.5-tonne slab which has covered the tomb of dictator Francisco Franco for the past 44 years and fly his remains by helicopter away from a state mausoleum, government sources told reporters on Monday. The ruling Socialists have long sought to exhume Franco’s remains and turn the Valley of the Fallen complex near the capital Madrid into a memorial to the 500,000 people who were killed during the 1936-39 civil war he unleashed. A crane will lift the slab and, if the original zinc-lined wood coffin is too degraded, the dictator’s remains will be transferred into a new coffin, the sources said.



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Franco's family to take charge of Spanish dictator's remains

Franco's family to take charge of Spanish dictator's remainsBARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The family of the late Spanish dictator Francisco Franco will take charge of his remains after Spain's government has them exhumed from a mausoleum, his relatives said Saturday.



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