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Saturday, June 3, 2017

Falklands (Malvinas): Red Cross To Begin Identification Of Argentine Troop Remains

Falklands: Red Cross to begin ID of Argentine troop remains

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) " A team of forensic experts from the International Committee of the Red Cross says it's about to start identifying the remains of 123 Argentine soldiers buried in a Falklands Island cemetery after the 1982 war.
 
Argentina lost a brief but bloody conflict with Britain after Argentine troops invaded the South Atlantic archipelago. Both countries reached a deal last year to identify the remains of the fallen soldiers. Red Cross officials said Thursday that the process will begin on June 19.
 
Laurent Corbaz heads the project for the Red Cross. He says that the team will do its best to identify as many soldiers as possible.
 

The South American country still claims the islands that it calls the Malvinas. Britain says the Falklands are a self-governing entity under its protection.