Kuwait City: (www.kvartha.com 22.11.2021) Kuwait holds funerals for soldiers who died 30 years ago The bodies of 19 soldiers who died during the Iraqi occupation have been exhumed by DNA tests.
The soldiers were killed during the Iraqi occupation of Kuwait by Saddam Hussein’s forces in 1990-91. A recent DNA test led by the Criminal Evidence Department confirmed that the remains belonged to 19 soldiers. Their funeral was followed by full military honors.
The ceremony was held with military honors at Sulaybikat the previous day. The ceremony was attended by ministers, top officials and the army chief. The leaders recalled that the sacrifices and services rendered by the citizens who were imprisoned and disappeared during the occupation were a perfect example of patriotism.
Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sent a special message of condolence to the relatives of the martyred soldiers on Sunday. Authorities have also released the names of soldiers found through DNA tests.
Sheikh Tamar Ali Sabah Al-Saleem Al-Sabah, Minister of Interior and Minister of Defense; Dr. Ali Al-Mudhaf, Minister of Higher Education and Petroleum Affairs; Mohammed al-Faris, Kuwaiti army chief, undersecretary of the interior ministry, undersecretary of the National Guard, chairman general of the Directorate General of Civil Aviation, senior military officials and relatives of the martyred soldiers were also present.
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