Nazi SS officers sentenced to life for Second World War massacre in Italy

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Nine former members of the Nazi SS were sentenced to life in prison for a series of massacres during the Second World War by an Italian court, according to news reports.

The court also ordered Germany to pay damages to some of the families of the hundreds of victims, the ANSA news agency reported.

The nine suspects, aged between 84 and 90 were tried in absentia and found guilty of the murders of more than 350 civilians in the summer of 1944.

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