Kuwait and Iraq agree to missing persons team

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The Independent Online
Kuwait City - Kuwait and Iraq are ready to accept a proposal to form a multinational technical team to investigate the fate of people missing from the 1991 Gulf war, the International Commitee of the Red Cross delegate for the Arabian Peninsula, said yesterday. Arnold Luethold said a technical team would speed up efforts to find out what had happened to the missing, the bulk of them an estimated 600 Kuwaitis alleged still held by the former occupier, Iraq.

The return of captives held in Iraq was a condition of the ceasefire imposed on Baghdad after a US-led force ejected its troops from Kuwait in 1991. Reuter