Bodies of 66 Iranian Martyrs Repatriated from Iraq

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – 66 Iranian troops whose bones have been recently unearthed some 30 years after the end of the Iraqi imposed war on Iran in the 1980s, were repatriated from Iraq via a southwestern border river on Monday.

Bodies of 66 Iranian Martyrs Repatriated from Iraq

Bodies of the Iranian martyrs were transferred to Iran through Arvand River and were delivered to an Iranian military delegation at Shalamcheh border crossing.

A public funeral has been held in the southwestern city of Abadan, Khuzestan Province.

Iraq, under former dictator Saddam Hussein, invaded Iran on September 22, 1980, imposing an eight-year war on its eastern neighbor.

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