Zliten martyrs DNA collection team concludes tasks

Zliten martyrs DNA collection team concludes tasks

January 28, 2016 - 12:27
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Written By: AbdullahBenIbrahim

The Zliten Martyrs DNA Collection Team, appointed by the Ministry of Martyrs and Missing Persons Families Affairs of the Salvation Government, finished Wednesday collecting and documenting samples from the families of Zliten IS-explosion missing persons.

Head of the team, Akram Zreig, explained that the collecting of samples from the families of the missing has come to an end and the matching procedures of the samples collected with those taken from the unidentified dead bodies are underway, though the process might take more than six months due to lack of laboratory equipment in the Ministry.

The team started its tasks last Sunday by collecting samples from five relatives for every missing body to match them with already collected ones from unidentified bodies, in cooperation with Forensic Medicine Bureau in Al-Kumus city.

Early this month, a massive IS suicide attack struck a police training camp in Zliten, leaving around 55 recruits dead and more than 100 others wounded.