Although it has been 32 years since the end of the Iran-Iraq war, in which hundreds of participants are still missing, the remains of a number of them are occasionally found.
The Red Crescent receives numerous requests from Iraqi citizens who are looking for their missing relatives during the eight-year conflict that lasted from 1980 to 1988 and cost the lives of hundreds of thousands of people.
The Iraqi Red Crescent, in coordination and collaboration with the Prisoners and Missing Persons Department of the Human Rights Directorate, Legal Department of the Ministry of Defense, published lists of the names of martyrs who went missing during the war and whose remains were discovered.
The Ministry of Defense said that during the joint search for the remains of the Iran-Iraq war, the technical teams at the Ministry of Defense found, from time to time, a number of Iraqi martyrs’ remains of unknown identity in the areas that were the scene of military operations during the first Gulf War (1980-1988), and that their families did not check for the purpose of receiving the martyrs’ remains, despite the publication of their names more than once on the official website of the Ministry of Defense.
The names of 629 martyrs who have not yet been received by their families are included in the lists.
The Iraqi Crescent has called on relatives of Iraqi martyrs who went missing during the war to receive the bodies of martyrs at the cemetery of Al-Hassan Al-Basrey in the Al-Zubayr area.
For further information, contact the Directorate of Human Rights in the Ministry of Defense’s hotline.
The division for receiving and delivering martyrs.