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Iraqi soldier's remains, lost since the 1980s, swept home by Iran floodwaters

The remains of an Iraqi soldier who has been missing for 37 years have been found after recent massive floods in neighbouring Iran swept him back into his homeland.

Local news website Al-Sumaria reported on Wednesday that a farmer in the border province of Miysan found the remains, which have been identified through his army identification tag as Abdel Amir al-Jadri.

Jadri had reportedly been missing in action since 1982 during the eight-year Iran-Iraq war, which killed around one million soldiers in total from both sides of the conflict.

According to the report, the soldier's remains were handed over to the military and he was given a burial in the southern province of Dhi Qar.


Social media users have shared images purportedly showing Jadri and his identification tag along with other uncovered personal belongings.

The Baghdad Post reported that the remains of 127 missing soldiers were found last year and that authorities continue to search for more.

Floods in neighbouring Iran have killed nearly 80 people and damages have been estimated at around $2.5 billion.

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