Bodies of Iranian Martyrs Repatriated from Iraq (+Photos)

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Remains of 165 Iranian soldiers martyred in the Iraqi imposed war on Iran in the 1980s were delivered to the country's authorities via a southwestern port on Sunday.

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The bodies of the Iranian martyrs were transferred to Iran through Arvand River and delivered to an Iranian military delegation at Khoramshahr port city.

Later in the day, a public funeral will be held in the country’s southwestern city of Dezful in 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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