EULEX: 1,620 still missing in Kosovo

NEWS 27.04.2022 15:15
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The EULEX mission said on Wednesday that 1,620 missing persons have not been accounted for yet in Kosovo.

A press release on Kosovo Missing Persons Day said that “the European Union Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo (EULEX) reaffirms its commitment to continue supporting the Institute of Forensic Medicine (IFM) in its efforts to shed light on the fate of 1,620 persons, who are still unaccounted for”.

It said that EULEX is providing support to local authorities on field operations at several sites and is searching for new possible “clandestine graves” which could contain missing persons. Its experts are also reviewing remains at the Pristina mortuary, coordinated by a working group led by IFM forensic experts of the IFM. The review has resulted in the handover of the remains of seven missing persons from the massacre in Krusha e Vogël/Mala Kruša to their families.

The press release recalled the the EU mission conducted 684 field operations to find missing persons, including 181 exhumations with the remains of 477 people, incluidng 332 missing persons, identified.