Sunday, Salar Mahmoud, the Iraqi President’s advisor, asked the Kurdistan Regional Government to send DNA samples of the families of the mass graves' martyrs, to conduct DNA tests for the remains of 171 of the martyrs found in the mass graves in the Samawah desert.
Salar Mahmoud, Adviser of the Iraqi President said in a special statement to PUKmedia that "the number of remains of the Anfal Genocide who were found in Samawah reached 171," indicating that "the remains are for the Garmian martyrs, according to the available evidence."
Mahmoud added that "the examinations were completed for the remains in the Institute of Forensic Medicine in Baghdad," indicating that "until this moment no DNA tests for the remains had been conducted," noting that "the Kurdistan Regional Government was supposed to complete this step early."
"The Kurdistan Regional Government should give attention to such issues." the adviser to the Iraqi President added.
He stressed that "the team working on the remains of the victims consists of 45 people," noting that "they are working to accomplish their tasks scientifically."