Remains of Franco's victims to remain in his tomb, Spanish government decides.
Spain's government has dropped plans to exhume remains of victims of the Civil War that are buried alongside General Francisco Franco at his mausoleum in the hills near Madrid.
A study of the crypts at the Valley of the Fallen, which contains the remains of more than 30,000 people from both sides of the conflict, has concluded it would be "impossible" to match bones to relatives.
At least eleven families of people who died fighting on the Republican side of the 1936-39 Civil War had requested that the bones of their relatives be returned for burial elsewhere.
But a forensic team sent by Spain socialist government said such a request was "impossible to fulfill"....
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