The Earth Scorched

Destruction: Destroyed Communities in the Ixil Triangle between 1981 and 1985

According to the CEH, approximately 70 to 90 percent of the Ixil villages were destroyed between 1981 and 1985. In some places troops returned up to three times to kill villagers and destroy houses and crops (3311)9.

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    Destruction: Destroyed Communities in the Ixil Triangle between 1981 and 1985


    Locations of villages destroyed during scorched earth operations. CEH reported 81 communities destroyed by state forces between 1981 and 1985.


    Source: CEH