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  • Saturday, July 7th 2018 - 06:16 UTC

    Argentine forensic team identifies soldier 93 buried in the Falklands

    Andres Folch, 19, was among the first to land in the Falklands during the Argentine invasion and died at the end of the conflict when Stanley was recovered

    Argentina's Human Rights Secretary confirmed on Thursday that another combatant, killed during the Falklands conflict and buried at the Argentine military cemetery in Darwin has been identified. This brings the total to 93. The 19 year old conscript, Andres Folch was born in the northern province of Tucuman but lived in the San Marin county of Buenos Aires province.

  • Thursday, March 22nd 2018 - 22:04 UTC

    Falklands ready for the Argentine next of kin visit

    The Argentine Memorial which holds 123 graves of Argentine combatants from the 1982 conflict

    The Falkland Islands government has announced details of next Monday's visit of relatives of the Argentine fallen soldiers whose remains, at the Argentine military cemetery at Darwin, were recently identified by a special team led by the International Red Cross. The release states the following:

  • Monday, March 12th 2018 - 09:20 UTC

    Argentine embassy honors identification effort at Falklands' Darwin cemetery

    Ambassador Sersale di Cerisamo during the event at the Argentine embassy

    The former lead singer of Pink Floyd, Roger Waters, Malvinas veteran Julio Aro, British ex Colonel Geoffrey Cardozo and Argentine journalist Gaby Cociffi were honored last Friday with “Two Roses for Peace” at the Argentine embassy residence in London in a ceremony hosted by ambassador Carlo Sersale Di Cerisano.

  • Friday, November 24th 2017 - 08:28 UTC

    Falklands: next month Argentine families will know results of DNA tests at Darwin cemetery

    When the task of unearthing and re-burying the remains at the Darwin cemetery,  it was finally discovered that the number of bodies was 121, and not 123

    The humanitarian mission to identify the Argentine unknown soldiers fallen during the South Atlantic conflict and buried in the Falkland Islands Darwin cemetery is reaching its end, and many families will finally know, after 35 years, where the remains of their loved ones rest, according to the Buenos Aires media.

  • Wednesday, October 18th 2017 - 11:47 UTC

    Identification of unknown Argentine combatants buried in Falklands advancing according to agenda

    “It is the first time ICRC is involved in such a sophisticated operation, in the framework of an international diplomatic agreement”, said Laurent Corbaz

    The forensic team from the International Committee of the Red Cross, ICRC, involved in the Falklands Humanitarian Project is currently analyzing the DNA samples taken from the Argentine soldiers remains buried at the Darwin cemetery in the Islands, and defining strategies that should allow the delivery of results to the Argentine, and United Kingdom governments.

  • Wednesday, September 6th 2017 - 06:40 UTC

    Falklands' Darwin cemetery holds 121 single unmarked graves reveals Red Cross

    A picture of the team involved in taking DNA samples of the remains at the Darwin Argentine cemetery

    Humanitarian exhumation tasks at the Darwin cemetery in the Falkland Islands unearthed 121 body remains of Argentine combatants, and not 123 as originally expected, revealed the International Committee of the Red Cross, ICRC, during a media conference in Buenos Aires.

  • Friday, September 1st 2017 - 07:58 UTC

    Falklands' Argentine cemetery DNAs “good quality” so far, says Red Cross

    “We are hopeful that the remaining 50% will also provide good DNA profiles”, said Mr. Laurent Corbaz from ICRC

    About 50% of samples from exhumed remains of Argentine war dead buried in the Falkland Islands have been analyzed and all of them have provided good quality DNA, ICRC Operational Coordinator for Humanitarian Project Laurent Corbaz, stated this week. He provided an update on the work undertaken in recent months at the Argentine cemetery in Darwin.

  • Monday, June 19th 2017 - 12:47 UTC

    Identification of Argentine soldiers buried in Falklands begins

    Darwin Cemetery will be close  since today until the completion of the works.

    As per the agreement between Argentina and Great Britain, the task is carried out by a mission of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). Relatives of the fallen feel mixed emotions.Thirty-five years after the war and after prolonged negotiations between the two governments, the ICRC mission is already on the islands to begin as soon as weather permits it the exhumation of 123 Of the 237 graves under a plaque “Argentine Soldier only known to God.”

  • Friday, June 9th 2017 - 11:14 UTC

    Falklands: Red Cross exhumation of Argentine remains in three phases

    “Probably on the 19th maybe a few days later, starting with the exhumation proper and the job of taking bone samples from the various human remains…”

    With 123 graves to be exhumed but 140 families waiting for news, the exhumation and identification of Argentine war dead in the Falklands will bring answers to some families, but not every family involved, Head of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and Operational Coordinator for the project to identify the remains of Argentine soldiers buried at Darwin Cemetery.

  • Sunday, June 4th 2017 - 14:05 UTC

    Falklands/Malvinas: Red Cross head of project has arrived in the Islands

    Laurent Corbaz, head of the project for the ICRC, arrived on Saturday to the Islands. The rest of the team is expected to join him in the coming weeks.

    The International Committee of the Red Cross, ICRC, has reported that final preparations are underway ahead of work to identify the mortal remains of the unidentified Argentine soldiers buried in Darwin cemetery at the Falklands/Malvinas. Laurent Corbaz, head of the project for the ICRC, arrived on Saturday to the Islands. The rest of the team is expected to join him in the coming weeks.

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