Iranians welcome back home newly-found bodies of soldiers killed in 1980s war with Iraq

People have gathered in Iran’s border with Iraq in the city of Shalamcheh to welcome back home the bodies of soldiers from the 1980-1988 war with Iraq.

The bodies of 18 soldiers were handed over to Iranian authorities at the border with Iraq on Thursday.

Red Cross officials were present during the handing over.

Iranian men and women then held a funeral procession for the fallen heroes in the city, in Iran’s western Khouzestan Province, in sweltering temperature.

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