International Red Cross: Iraq and Iran exchange the remains of 47 soldiers

Baghdad  The International Red Cross announced that Iraq and Iran exchanged today, Thursday, the remains of 47 Iraqi and Iranian soldiers, who died in the war of the eighties.

It stated in a statement, that the exchange process took place under the supervision of the Committee, as the remains of 4 Iraqis and 43 Iranians were returned to their country at the Shalamcheh border crossing near the city of Basra.

The Committee added: “More than 30 years have passed since the end of the armed conflict between Iraq and Iran, and thousands of families are still unaware of the fate of their loved ones. We will continue our support to the concerned authorities in providing answers to these families.”

 

Source: National Iraqi News Agency