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Soldiers’ Bodies Returned

Israel received from Syria this afternoon the bodies of 19 soldiers and airmen who died in the Yom Kippur War and were buried in Damascus. Israel in turn handed over eight Syrian bodies. The exchange took place, along the Damascus-Kuneitra Road. A unit of the Army Chaplaincy received the bodies in a religious ceremony.

Many more Syrian war dead have been buried by Israel in a temporary cemetery in the Yom Kippur War enclave in Syria to be returned to Syria within the next 20 days, according to the disengagement timetable.