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Weekend Reads: Iran: farmers exhumably by chance the remains of dead Iraqi soldiers during the Irako-Iranian war

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by digging the Earth to plant lemon trees, an Iranian family in the Ahwaz region, in southwestern Iran, made an astonishing discovery: the remains of three Iraqi soldiers dating from the war that opposed the Iraq at Iran between 1980 and 1988. The identity plates of the three soldiers have also been found, and journalists have launched calls on social networks in the hope of finding their loved ones in Iraq.

It is a family of farmers around the village of Dar Chiaa, near the city of Ahwaz, in the southwestern country, which made this discovery. In a relayed video on January 12th on Twitter in particular by Rafeef Al-Hafedh, a journalist working for the Iraqi chain Inews, we see bones, including two skulls. "Today, on our land, in the region of Dar Chiaa, one would plant lemon trees, and we found the remains of two martyrs, so far," explains the peasant filming.

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"An Iranian brother of the city of Ahwaz sent me this video [...]. They were cultivating their land. Share maximum for the information reaches their families, "writes the journalist in his tweet.

Finally, it is the remains of three soldiers who have been found. Their identity plates, where they are mentioned their names, first names and blood groups, have also been exhumed as can be seen on these photos relayed by Rafeef al-Hafedh.

Identity plates found with the remains of three Iraqi soldiers. This is Aziz Hussein Ahmed, Amer Rahdeef Jabar and Khaled Ahmed Chaoukat. Photos posted on Twitter / @Rapeef_alhafedh .

In recent years, several trades of soldiers have occurred between Iraq and Iran under the supervision of the International Red Cross. In January 2021, Iraq returned to Iran the remains of 57 Iranian soldiers and received the remains of 4 Iraqi soldiers .

According to the International Red Cross, cases of tens of thousands of missing soldiers during the Irak-Iran war have not been elucidated.

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