A bi-communal excavation team recovered on Monday bone fragments belonging to one person at a site in occupied Lapithos, the Committee on Missing Persons announced Tuesday.

In 2019 so far, the CMP has exhumed the remains of 18 individuals, the press release added.

The Committee reiterated its plea to all communities on the island to support the Committee’s efforts by providing information on possible burial sites by calling the CMP phone numbers: +357 22 400142 (Greek Cypriot Member`s Office) and 181 (Turkish Cypriot Member`s Office).

Cyprus has been divided since 1974, when Turkish troops invaded and occupied its northern third. Since then, the fate of hundreds of people remains unknown.

A Committee on Missing Persons has been established, upon agreement between the leaders of the two communities, with the scope of exhuming, identifying and returning the remains of missing persons to their relatives.­

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