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Excavation works will start on 27 July at the region of Greek post cemetery to find commandoes who were on NORATLAS type transport plane which was shooted by Greek Cypriot National Guard during 20 July Peace Operation due to lack of communication.

NORATLAS type military transport aircraft which was sent by Greece and carrying commandoes was crashed  by friendly fire (Greek Cypriots) on 22 July 1974 during conflicts at Nicosia Airport and was buried with it’s aircrew.

Greek Cypriot daily Fileleftheros reported that all of commandoes who were on NORATLAS military transport aircraft have not been found that’s why a new effort has started to identify remains of bones of 15 commandoes.

Furthermore, Fileleftheros reported that excavation works for NORATLAS plane have done at Lakadamia Cemetery a short while ago but remains of bones have not been found.

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