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‘Never forget martyrs’
KUWAIT CITY, Nov 18, (KUNA): Kuwait has identified the remains of 19 Kuwaiti Prisoners of War (POWs) and missing persons upon DNA tests by the General Administration of Criminal Evidence, said head of the Committee of POWs and Missing Persons Affairs at the Foreign Ministry Ambassador Rabie Al-Adsani Thursday.
The remains belong to the following martyrs:
01-0Bader Mubarak Al-Buraisi
02-0Bader Met’eb Al-Mutairi
04-0Khaled Duaij Al-Khaledi
05-0Sa’ad Mansour Al-Ajmi
06-0Saud Nayef Al-Dhaihani
07-0Saeed Awaadh Al-Rashidi
08-0Salah Hussin Al-Enizi
09-0Fares Abdulrahman Al-Mutairi
10-0Fares Mohammad Al-Enizi
11-0Fawaz Butaihan Al-Mutairi
12-0Mohammad Humoud Al-Hula
13-0Mohammad Abdulatif Al-Kharaz
14-0Mekhled Jubairan Al-Dhaihani
15-0Mousa Sattar Al-Enizi
16-0Nayef Khalaf Al-Enizi
17-0Nayef Awaad Al-Rashidi
18-0Nayef Mehmel Al-Mutairi
19-0Waleed Mekhled Al-Buraisi
Al-Adsani said that the prisoners had been arrested during the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait in 1990 and their remains were included in the previous batches received on November 2020 as well as January and March of 2021. He also added that the foreign ministry informed the martyrs’ families of the status of their loved ones. Al-Adsani thanked the Iraqi authorities, the members of the tripartite and technical subcommittee, the International Committee of the Red Cross, and the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) for their efforts through the work of the subcommittee. The Kuwait Martyr’s Office said on Thursday that the State of Kuwait, including its leadership, government and people, would never forget the prisoners of war (POWs), missing persons and martyrs.
The office’s Director-General Salah Al-Awfan made the press remark immediately following the identification of the remains of 19 Kuwaiti prisoners of war and missing persons. He added that the total number of identified POWs has thus reached 293. He said that they had sacrificed themselves for the sake of Kuwait and set an awesome example for patriotism, self-sacrifice and valour.
Al-Awfan noted that this came in collaboration between the Kuwaiti General Administration of Criminal Evidence, the Foreign Ministry’s committee on the affairs of POWs and mission persons and refl ects that the political leadership, led by His Highness the Amir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Mishal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and Minister of Amiri Diwan and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Martyr’s Office Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah, attaches much significance to the issue of Kuwaiti POWs and missing persons.
Earlier in the day, Head of the Committee of POWs and Missing Persons Affairs at the Foreign Ministry Ambassador Rabie Al-Adsani said the remains of 19 Kuwaiti Prisoners of War (POWs) and missing persons were identified upon DNA tests by the General Administration of Criminal Evidence. He added that the Foreign Ministry had already informed the martyrs’ families of the status of their loved ones.