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WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – A massive effort to review and declassify US documents and reports produced during Argentina’s dirty war concluded on Friday with the release of nearly 11,000 pages of documents, the Department of Defense (DOD) said in a press release on Thursday.

“Multiple DOD Component staffs searched thousands of documents and millions of pages for relevant records resulting in over 850 responsive records totaling close to 11,000 pages,” the release said. “Overall DOD declassified 3,360 pages in full and partially declassified 7,142 pages.”

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The documents relate to acts of terrorism and political violence in Argentina from 1975-1985, a period known as the "dirty war," in which an estimated 10,000 people disappeared under a military junta that ruled the country.

Friday’s release represents the final stage of an effort by the US government, which involved the National Archives and four Presidential Libraries (Ford, Carter, Reagan and George HW Bush).

The project was initiated at the request of the Argentine government, according to the National Archives.

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