A representative of the Lebanese victims' relatives looks at debris at the crash site of the Air Algerie Flight AH 5017 in Mali's Gossi region, west of Gao, on July 26, 2014. AFP PHOTO/ SIA KAMBOU
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A Lebanese delegation arrived in Mali Sunday to follow up on the investigation into last week's ill-fated Air Algerie flight, which wiped out entire families, and to repatriate the remains of the Lebanese nationals who were aboard.Malian authorities will oversee the transportation process in collaboration with a French delegation, while a special team of French experts will oversee DNA identification.Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil said that recovery of the victims' bodies would take several days. Fabius vowed full French assistance to the Lebanese delegation to facilitate the repatriation of remains.According to the statement, the Lebanese delegation will visit Burkina Faso to offer condolences and sympathy to the relatives and families of the victims living in the West African country.
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