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March 16, 1968. <br />
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The My Lai Massacre ( was the mass murder of 347 to 504 unarmed citizens of the Republic of Vietnam (South Vietnam), almost entirely civilians and the majority of them women and children, conducted by U.S. Army forces on March 16, 1968. Some of the victims were sexually abused, beaten, tortured, or maimed, and some of the dead bodies were mutilated.[1] The massacre took place in the hamlets of My Lai and My Khe of Son M? village during the Vietnam War.[2][3] The My Lai Massacre is a notorious operation of the controversial Phoenix Program.[4]<br />
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The incident prompted widespread outrage around the world. The massacre also reduced U.S. support at home for the Vietnam War.
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March 16, 1968.


The My Lai Massacre ( was the mass murder of 347 to 504 unarmed citizens of the Republic of Vietnam (South Vietnam), almost entirely civilians and the majority of them women and children, conducted by U.S. Army forces on March 16, 1968. Some of the victims were sexually abused, beaten, tortured, or maimed, and some of the dead bodies were mutilated.[1] The massacre took place in the hamlets of My Lai and My Khe of Son M? village during the Vietnam War.[2][3] The My Lai Massacre is a notorious operation of the controversial Phoenix Program.[4]

The incident prompted widespread outrage around the world. The massacre also reduced U.S. support at home for the Vietnam War.

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Date: 16 Mar 1968
Location: My Lai Vietnam
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