Reference : V-P-IQ-E-00981
Date : 04/04/2011
Country/Region : IRAN; IRAQ
Caption : Shalamjah border crossing, near Basra. The remains of 17 Iranian soldiers, killed during the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq war, being repatriated under the auspices of the ICRC.
Photographer : FEGHALI, Marie-Claire
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : Representatives of the Iraqi and Iranian authorities sign a handover certificate.

ICRC website, 05-05-2011 Feature (excerpt)
On 4 April 2011, at the Shalamjah border crossing near Basra that separates Iraq from Iran, representatives of the Iraqi Ministry of Human Rights handed over to their Iranian counterparts the remains of 17 Iranian soldiers killed during the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq war. Thousands of soldiers went missing on both sides during those eight years of intense battle.
Under the auspices of the ICRC, representatives of the Iraqi Ministry of Human Rights officially handed over the remains of the deceased soldiers to the Search and Recovery Committee of the Iranian Armed Forces. This handover brought to 307 the number of people whose remains have been repatriated since 2008 on both sides of the border.

Original material : digital
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Orientation : landscape
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