Samples of the victims of the Samawah mass grave are to be sent to forensic medicine in the federal capital Baghdad for DNA tests.
Fuad Osman, spokesman for the Ministry of Martyrs and Anfal Affairs in the Kurdistan Region told PUKmedia on Friday that the team opened the cemetery of Samawa on Saturday to remove the remains of the victims, and was transferred by forensic medicine and legal bodies in the Martyrs Foundation and the Ministry of Martyrs Affairs to the Justice Medicine in Baghdad for DNA tests, matching them to identify the remains and their relatives.
He added that after the completion of the tests they will return the remains of the victims to the territory of Kurdistan and the funeral and burial will be in official decrees, noting that the collection of victims in the cemetery which is only women and children and according to their clothes, they are the people of the area of Garmian.
He noted that so far four mass graves have been found in Samawah, and one cemetery has been opened so far, which contained the remains of about 80 martyrs.
A special delegation from the Ministry of Martyrs in the Kurdistan Region and the Foundation of Martyrs has started on Tuesday, July 23, opening a mass grave in the desert of Samawa, including the remains of the martyrs of Kurd victims of the crimes of the regime.