Fate of missing from 1988 to 2003 still unclear
Figures show the number of those went missing in Iraq over the past 30 years has been reached around 69,000.
cause after operation Iraqi freedom in 2003 many people went missing and did not register due to having no relevant institution to record them.
“Before 2003 the former Iraqi regime of Saddam Hussein did not register the name of those went missing because it knew that documenting the names will be used once as evidence against its crimes. So there are lots of people went missing from 1988 to 2003 that were not registered by the former regime.”
Addressing to the deteriorating security situation in the country, Jaf said that with increasing the terrorist attacks the number of the missing will move up, adding there is also a huge problem that a lot of people cannot be recognized in the explosions. She stated if the Iraqi political parties have disagreements then they will target each other and the amount of the attacks increase automatically and fate of many civilian people remains unclear.
High-level representatives of Iran and Iraq met in Geneva from 6 to 8 May, under the auspices of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), to follow up on the progress and results achieved by the Tripartite Committee (Iran, Iraq and the ICRC) in its efforts to clarify what happened to people who went missing in connection with the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq War.