On Tuesday morning, July 23, 2019, in Samawah, the process of opening a mass grave for dozens of Kurdish children and women who were victims of the Ba’ath crimes began.
Fuad Osman, spokesman for the Ministry of Martyrs and Anfal Affairs told PUKmedia: A delegation from the Ministry of Martyrs and Anfal Affairs in the Kurdistan Regional Government arrived in Muthanna province and is participating in the process of opening mass graves.
He added: After the opening of the mass graves, the remains of the martyrs will be transferred to the Department of Forensic Medicine in Baghdad to take D.N.A samples of them and then the remains of the martyrs will be returned to Kurdistan Region in solemn public ceremonies.
On the number of the remains of the martyrs and the number of graves, Fuad Osman said: There are 3 mass graves and the number of martyrs is estimated at 350 to 500 martyrs.
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