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The remains of 21 victims buried today

17 April 2015

The remains of 21 individuals, handed over this week to their families by the Department of Forensic Medicine (DFM), were buried today. These individuals were handed over to their families and buried in Cikatove/Cikatovo and Gllanaselle/Gladno Selo villages, Gllogovc/Glogovac municipality.

The victims found in Raska, Serbia in 2014 are connected to the events during the conflict in Rezalle/Rezala, Skenderaj/Srbica and Cikatove/Cikatovo, Gllogovc/Glogovac municipalities 

In total, the remains of 54 individuals were recovered during the 2 (two) month excavations operation in Raska  (from April to June, 2014).  53 identifications were made while (1) one individual still remains unidentified given that there is no DNA match.  The remains of (4) four individuals were already handed over to their families on the 18th of September, 2014.

To date, DFM has conducted 485 field operations, during which 398 individuals were recovered and the remains of 462 individuals were handed over to their families, of which 359 were listed as missing persons.