Kuwait affirms identity of 10 martyrs with DNA examination

– Chairperson of the Prisoners and Missing Affairs at the Foreign Ministry Ambassador Rabie Al-Adsani announced on Sunday that DNA examination of 10 human remains resulted in affirming their identification as among Kuwait’s martyrs.

Genetic analysis of the remains, that had been brought in from Iraq, conducted by the criminal evidence directorate general at the Ministry of Interior (MoI), established their identity, “thus they were added to the list of Kuwait’s martyrs who had been initially identified.” Al-Adsani said names of the martyrs whose identity was confirmed according to the DNA tests were” 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-Rashidi and Nasser Mohammad Faraj Al-Enezi.

Ambassador Al-Adsani added that these prisoners were abducted during the flagrant Iraqi occupation of the country (1990-1991) and their corpses were transported from Iraq to Kuwait as part of the martyrs’ group, identified in November 2020, January and March 2021.

The remains’ discovery came after intensive efforts that led to pin pointing the burial sites, Ambassador Al-Adsani said, adding that relevant information had been submitted to the sub-committee of the tripartite commission that decided to examine the two locations by an Iraqi team, under supervision of the International Committee of the Cross. Remains of these prisoners were found at the discovered sites, he added.

The Foreign Ministry informed the prisoners’ families about results of the genetic examination, he added, lauding the deceased for sacrificing their souls to redeem Kuwait.

He thanked all the parties that had a hand in discovery of the corpses and identifying them

Source: Kuwait News Agency