A picture taken on August 1, 2014 shows a fragment of Air Algerie flight AH5017 that crashed in the Gossi region in northern Mali on July 24. (AFP/Sebation Rieussec)
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The investigation at the site in northern Mali of the Air Algerie plane crash has been concluded along with the task of collecting the remains of the dead, French police said Saturday.Forensics specialists from France, Mali, Spain and Algeria have spent a week scouring the site in the Gossi region, around 150 kilometers from the city of Gao in northeastern Mali.Forensic experts were forced to use DNA samples to identify the dead, mostly because of the state the bodies were found in. The extreme heat at the crash site further complicated their work.During a brief ceremony, Touron officially turned over the crash site to the Malian military.
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