North Korea handed over 55 remains to the US: preliminary identification of US military personnel


North Korea handed over 55 remains to the US: preliminary identification of US military personnel

Original title: the 55 remains handed down to Hawaii by the DPRK, the US: preliminary identification of US military personnel

The so-called "United Nations Command" led by the United States said on the 1st that 55 remains handed over to the United States a few days ago were transported to Hawaii by transport aircraft. US officials say preliminary identification shows that the remains may belong to US servicemen.

To build a biological file

In July 27th, the DPRK armistice agreement signed 65th anniversary, and 55 remains were handed over to the United States. After receiving the US, the remains were sent to the USAF base in Ping Ze City, Gyeonggi Do, South Korea.

Wushan Air Force Base on 1 days of the remains of the ritual, South Korean Defense Minister Song Yongwu, South Korean United Command commander Vincent Brooks, the United States ambassador to South Korea Harry Harris and so on more than 500 Korean and American people.

After the ceremony, two U.S. C-17 Global Overlord cargo planes took off and carried the remains to Hickam Air Force Base in Hawaii.

Next, a laboratory under the US Department of Defense's pow and missing man Statistics Department will detect the remains. More than 30 experts in the laboratory will establish biological files with the aid of analytical techniques such as the remains of the skull and DNA, including sex, race and age of death.

Some experts say that the process of checking identity may face challenges, which may take months or even years.

The DPRK provides clues

John Bird, head of analysis at the Department of Defense's POW and Missing Soldiers Statistical Office, said preliminary identification suggested the remains might belong to Americans. "They are indeed missing persons during the Korean War. There is no reason to doubt this," he said.

Bird confirmed that, as some media reported, the North Korean side handed over the remains to the United States a military identity card, the US Army has notified the families of the identification card members. It is not clear whether the remains of the persons associated with identification cards are in the remains.

Bird said detailed information, such as the location of the remains, was provided to the United States, which was linked by American officials to some of the remains between the remains and some of the campaigns from 1950 to 1951.

According to U.S. military data, more than 7,700 U.S. troops were missing during the Korean War, of which about 5,300 were missing in North Korea.

The United States and the United States excavated the remains of the US Army from 1996 to 2005 and found 229. The US government later suspended cooperation with us personnel on the grounds of lack of security in the DPRK.

In October 2011, the two sides reached an agreement to restart the excavation. In March the next year the United States announced a suspension of restarts on the grounds that the DPRK linked the United States and South Korea to the excavation of a joint military performance and announced the satellite launch plan.

Source: Xinhua News Agency

Editor in responsibility: Zhang Di


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