Bodies of nine Kurdish migrants to be returned to Erbil this week


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SULAIMANI — The bodies of nine Kurdish migrants who drowned in the Aegean will be returned to the Kurdistan Region from Athens on Thursday (January 27), representatives from the Summit Foundation in Greece announced.

Families will be able to retrieve the bodies of their relatives on Saturday from Erbil International Airport.

The bodies of five other migrants will be sent from Athens on Saturday and may arrive in Erbil on the 1stor 2nd of February.

The head of the Summit Foundation for Refugees and Displaced Affairs, Ari Jalal, said the nine migrants, eight women and one man, were all from the Kurdistan Region.

They lost their lives after their vessel sank in the Aegean on December 23, 2021. Another 57 migrants were rescued from the vessel.

(NRT Digital Media)