The Argentine Military Cemetery at Darwin, East Falkland, Falkland Islands, South Atlantic 131015 CREDIT VISIONS FROM EARTH, ALAMY STOCK PHOTO
The remains of the six individuals were found in a grave at the Argentine Military Cemetery, Darwin (Picture: Visions from Earth/Alamy Stock Photo).
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Six more Argentine soldiers buried on Falkland Islands identified in final forensic report

A grave at the Argentine Military Cemetery in Darwin was exhumed, with the remains of six soldiers found and identified.

The Argentine Military Cemetery at Darwin, East Falkland, Falkland Islands, South Atlantic 131015 CREDIT VISIONS FROM EARTH, ALAMY STOCK PHOTO
The remains of the six individuals were found in a grave at the Argentine Military Cemetery, Darwin (Picture: Visions from Earth/Alamy Stock Photo).

The remains of six Argentine soldiers buried on the Falkland Islands have been identified by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in their final forensic report.

These findings follow on from the ICRC's first project, where 115 soldiers were identified from 122 graves.

The second phase of forensic work began in August and involved exhuming human remains belonging to a number of individuals located within one grave known as C.1.10 at the Argentine Military Cemetery in Darwin.

Watch: Laurent Corbaz, project manager at the ICRC, spoke to Forces News at the start of the forensic work in August.

The ICRC team excavated the grave and found the remains of six individuals. 

Samples were sent to a forensic laboratory in Argentina and analysis provided a positive ID for all six soldiers.

Their families were notified, providing closure after 38 years of uncertainty.

Vice President of the ICRC, Gilles Carbonnier, said: "Every family deserves to know what happened to their loved one.

"As part of our humanitarian mandate, we were glad to support this process and bring so many years of uncertainty to an end."

The remains of the six soldiers have now been reburied, according to the wishes of each family, the ICRC said.