Falklands: Argentinian soldiers' relatives to put names on graves

Identification of previously unknown soldiers made possible thanks to DNA testing and humanitarian initiative

The relatives of 89 previously unidentified Argentinian soldiers killed during the 1982 invasion of the Falkland Islands will travel there this month to put names on their graves almost 35 years after they were killed.

Their identification has been made possible due to painstaking DNA testing, and the humanitarian initiative of a British captain who in 1982 gathered more than 120 dead soldiers, with their effects, and placed them in a graveyard each marked with the words “Argentine soldier known only to God”.

Related: Work starts to identify Argentinian Falklands war dead

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Original published: 2018-03-11 15:16:42 Read the full Buenos Aires News here

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