The Tripartite International Committee Close The Files Of Ten Missing Persons During The 1991 Gulf War

Baghdad, The Tripartite International Committee has officially announced the closure of the files of ten missing persons and prisoners of war who were missing during the 1990-1991 Gulf War.

The committee stated, within the framework of the 51st meeting held today, Wednesday, under the auspices of the International Committee of the Red Cross, that “the files of nine missing out of ten (8 Kuwaiti citizens and one Saudi citizen) were closed after their identities were identified based on DNA conducted by the General Department of Criminal Evidence in Kuwait. The last file belongs to an Iraqi soldier whose remains were found in early February on Bubiyan Island, which is located north of Kuwait. The remains of the Iraqi soldier were returned from the State of Kuwait to the Republic of Iraq in March 2021.

The remains of the nine missing persons were found in a burial site within Samawah district in Iraq during the month of March 2019, thanks to the joint efforts of the Iraqi and Kuwaiti authorities with the assistance of experts from the International Committee of the Red Cross within the framework of the work of the Technical Subcommittee.

Since the establishment of the Tripartite Committee in 1991 and the Technical Subcommittee that emerged from it in 1994, the two Committees have continued to do their best to give answers to the families of people who went missing during the 1990-1991 Gulf War, and the Tripartite Committee remains committed to providing as many answers as possible to families who wish to know the fate of their children and their burial, regardless of the time that has passed since their loss.

The International Committee of the Red Cross chairs these two committees, which are composed of representatives from Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, the United States of America, the United Kingdom and the French Republic, and the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) joined them recently in 2014 as an observer.

Source: National Iraqi News Agency