General Mohammad Bagherzadeh, the commander of the search committee for the missing soldiers, said the remains of the 44 martyrs were discovered during the past two months in the regions of Shalamcheh, Katiban, East Euphrates, and Zebidat.

General Bagherzadeh said they were martyred in 1988.

The international Shalamcheh border region is 15 kilometers off Khorramshahr and 20 kilometers from the Iraqi city of Basra.