PFLP commander says IDF soldier’s remains found in Palestinian refugee camp in Syria

A Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine commander says that armed factions at a Palestinian refugee camp outside Damascus found the remains of an IDF soldier missing since the 1982 Lebanon war.

Anwar Raja tells the Hezbollah-linked al-Mayadeen news site that militants excavated Sgt. First Class Zachary Baumel’s body from a cemetery near the Yarmouk Refugee Camp. He said Israeli intelligence services coordinated the search for the body with the armed factions.

Raja says it was likely that Turkey facilitated the return of Baumel’s remains to Israel.

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