Spain to exhume Franco's remains Thursday

The Spanish government says it will exhume and relocate the remains of late military dictator Gen. Francisco Franco on Thursday

MADRID -- The Spanish government says it will exhume and relocate the remains of late military dictator Gen. Francisco Franco on Thursday.

In a statement Monday, the government said the remains would be taken from the grandiose mausoleum at the Valley of the Fallen complex outside Madrid and taken to a discreet grave close to the capital by helicopter.

The procedure was authorized after the Supreme Court recently dismissed the objections by Franco's family.