BEIRUT: Syria handed Lebanon DNA test results from the bodies of four men killed by regime forces in Tal Kalakh late last year in a bid to identify them, General Security said Tuesday.
“As part of the mechanism adopted to repatriate the bodies of Lebanese who were killed in Tal Kalakh, General Security received from the Syrian authorities the results of DNA tests belonging to four people who have not yet been identified,” the security agency said in a statement.
It added that the results will be “compared with test results that concerned agencies in Lebanon have undertaken at the general directorate of the Internal Security Forces.”
In late November, a group of fighters, all from north Lebanon, were killed in a Syrian army ambush in Tal Kalakh, which is located near the Lebanese border.
Syria has so far repatriated 10 bodies.
Foreign Minister Adnan Mansour has said there were three survivors from the Tal Kalakh incident who are in detention and under investigation by Syrian authorities.