After two days of uncertainty, a Red Cross aircraft carrying the remains of 14 allied dead from Operation Des-ert Storm arrived in Saudi Arabia from Baghdad Wednesday, the U.S. military command said.

Red Cross officials said political strife in Iraq had complicated efforts to have the bodies returned, as well as to repatriate hundreds of Iraqi prisoners of war. There was no word on when the POWs would be repatriated.A dozen Saudi Arabians, both military POWs and civilians, were also flown home from Baghdad Wednesday.

The U.S. command said the 14 allied dead, contained in stainless steel military shipping caskets, were taken to a U.S. Army mortuary at the Dhahran air base, where preliminary identification would be carried out.