Iraq, Iran Swap Bodies of nearly 80 Soldiers from 1980s’ War
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Iraq, Iran Swap Bodies of nearly 80 Soldiers from 1980s’ War

ERBIL - Iraq and Iran on Thursday swapped bodies of nearly 80 soldiers from the eight-year-old war between the two countries.

After over 30 years since the war between the two countries in the 1980’s, Iraq handed over the bodies of 77 soldiers to Iran on Thursday, the International Committee of the Red Cross said in a statement.

The bodies, including 34 Iraqi and 43 Iranian soldiers, were swapped at the border crossing of Shalamche.

In early April, Iraq and Iran swapped 68 bodies of the two countries' soldiers. Previously they had also exchanged 46 bodies of their soldiers in 2018.