The site of the plane crash in Mali, is seen Friday, July 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Burkina Faso Military)
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Lebanese authorities Friday called on relatives of the Lebanese who perished onboard the Air Algerie aircraft to come forward for DNA testing, after the announcement by French President Francois Hollande that while the plane's black box was found, none of the passengers survived the crash.Jomaa said that DNA samples were key to the search and retrieval operations in Mali.Lebanon is expected to announce a day of national mourning for the 19 victims who died in the crash.France's transport minister said earlier Friday that it was extremely unlikely, and even "out of the question" that any of the 116 people -- including at least 19 Lebanese -- onboard an Air Algerie plane that crashed over Mali had survived.Lebanese authorities, who are dispatching a joint diplomatic and military delegation to take part in search and rescue efforts, are expecting difficulties retrieving the bodies of the Lebanese passengers.
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