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Forensic teams have unearthed more than 1,000 bodies from scattered mass graves since the teams began exploring areas of Croatia once under Serb control, the HINA news agency reported Friday.

The state-run agency reported that 1,036 bodies -- mostly of Croats -- have been found in territories recaptured in the summer of 1995 after four years of Serb control. HINA did not say over what period the forensic work was performed.

An additional 370 bodies have been found in graves located in eastern Slavonia, the last area still held by Serbs. It reverts to Croat control in January.

Ivan Gruic, the official in charge of the exhumations, said about 500 bodies belonged to victims previously listed as missing, detained or forcibly taken away during the 1991 warfare or in its aftermath.

There was no additional information. Atrocities committed by all ethnic groups during the wars in Croatia and Bosnia included summary executions of civilians.

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