Iran Holds Mass Funeral for Soldiers in Killed '80s Iraq War

June 16, 2015 6:56 PM

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Tens of thousands of Iranians have attended a mass funeral for some 270 soldiers killed in the 1980s war against Iraq.

Authorities recovered the bodies in a mass grave in Iraq in May. On Tuesday, throngs of people gathered in downtown Tehran for the funeral.

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