DNA test confirms identity of 10 martyrs


KUWAIT: Foreign Ministry President of Prisoners and Missing Affairs Rabie Al-Adsani announced yesterday that DNA examination of 10 human remains has confirmed their identification as martyrs of Kuwait. The genetic analysis of the bodies brought back from Iraq, carried out by the General Directorate of Criminal Evidence of the Ministry of the Interior, made it possible to establish their identity.

“They were therefore added to the list of martyrs of Kuwait who had been initially identified,” Adsani said, adding that the names of martyrs whose identity has been confirmed according to DNA tests are Khalaf Salama Yalous Al-Enezi, Shafi Mahdi Meze’l Al -Subaiee, Abdulmohsen Mustafa Radhi Al-Gallaf, Adnan Rashed Al-Khalaf, Ali Aman Al-Mufdhi, Imad Mohammad Ibrahim Al-Bannai, Mohammad Salem Barrak Al-Sawwagh, Naji Fahad Jaafar Abdullah, Nasser Faleh Ayed Al -Rashima Faraj Al-Enezi.

Adsani added that these prisoners were abducted during the blatant Iraqi occupation of the country (1990-1991) and that their remains were transferred from Iraq to Kuwait as part of a group of martyrs identified in November 2020 and January. and March 2021. The discovery came after intensive efforts that led to the location of the burial sites, Adsani said, adding that relevant information had been submitted to the tripartite commission subcommittee, which decided to examine the two sites by an Iraqi team under the supervision of the International Committee of the Red Cross.

Remains of these prisoners have been found at the sites discovered, Adsani said. The Foreign Ministry informed the families of the prisoners of the results of the genetic tests, he added, praising the deceased for sacrificing his soul to redeem Kuwait. He thanked all parties who played a role in the discovery and identification of the remains. – KUNA

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