Colombian authorities discovered at least 300 unidentified body remains in what they believe to be a graveyard belonging to the FARC in the southern department of Caqueta, independent newspaper La Nacion reported Monday.
The mass grave was discovered May 30, when a committee from the Prosecutor General’s Office found at least 100 graves, each containing the remains of three bodies.
The site, in Caño Gafas, in the jurisdiction of Cartagena del Chaira, is the largest of its kind to ever be discovered in Colombia.
Authorities believe there are likely many more mass graves in the department which they have been unable to search thoroughly due to the high risk of attack.
The Prosecutor’s Office sent in a team anthropologists, photographers, surveyors and field assistants to try and identify the bodies which they believe are former FARC guerrillas killed in combat, government soldiers and civilians. Exhumation will likely continue for many weeks.