ICRC – International Committee of the Red Cross [to 24 January 2015]

ICRC – International Committee of the Red Cross [to 24 January 2015]
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Iran/Iraq: Soldiers’ remains returned to families
News release
22 January 2015
Baghdad/Tehran (ICRC) – The ICRC has once again participated in the handover of the remains of soldiers killed during the Iran-Iraq war. The remains were repatriated to their respective countries on 22 January 2015 during a ceremony at the Shalamcha border crossing near Basra (Iraq), attended by military and civilian officials from both countries in the presence of ICRC staff. Of the remains repatriated during this ceremony, forensic teams have so far identified 46 of the Iranian soldiers and 3 of the Iraqi personnel. Work continues on identifying the others…