The bone remains, which were exhumed in Serbia’s Kizhevak mass grave last year, have been sent for DNA analysis to the International Commission on Missing Persons – ICMP. This is what the coordinator of the Government Commission for Missing Persons, Kushtrim Gara, told Radio Kosova.
Excavations in Serbia’s Kizhevak, which resulted in the discovery of bone remains last year, have been halted due to climatic conditions. Meanwhile, samples of these bone remains have been sent for DNA analysis to the International Commission on Missing Persons. So says Kushtrim Gara, coordinator of the Government Commission on Missing Persons.
“They have been sent for DNA analysis to the Government Commission for Missing Persons. We are waiting for the DNA results to be returned very soon and to see the possibility of how we will proceed further “, Gara emphasized for Radio Kosova.
The race clarified that excavations in Kisevak will resume immediately as soon as atmospheric conditions improve. He said he expects work to continue at the end of March.
“Continuation of excavations and exhumation of mortal remains, which are in this location, sending them for DNA analysis and their repatriation to the Republic of Kosovo,” he added.
According to Gara, during 2020, nine locations were processed in Kosovo, where 11 bone remains of war victims were found and exhumed. Meanwhile, during February of this year, there was an assessment excavation inside the cemetery of the city of Gjakova, where the mortal remains of a war victim were found.
“City cemetery spaces have been used by Serbian forces to bury victims and lose track,” Gara said.
He announced that two more orders have been provided for some marked locations in the territory of the country.
Otherwise, from the middle of this month will be held a meeting of forensic experts, where the topic will be the location of the mass grave in Kizhevak.