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    Former Nazi officer behind one of Italy's worst wartime...

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    A former German SS officer who took part in one of Italy's worst wartime massacres, has died at the age of 100.

    Erich Priebke, was extradited from Argentina and convicted in Italy in 1998 for his role in the WWII slaughter at Rome's Ardeatine Caves.

    335 Italians were executed in reprisal for a bomb attack that killed 33 German soldiers in Rome the day before.