Funeral ser­vice held in Al­ba­nia

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A funeral ser­vice was held in the vil­lage of Dragoti in Al­ba­nia yes­ter­day for some 573 Greek sol­diers who were killed in 1940-41 dur­ing the Greek-Ital­ian War. The search for the re­mains of the sol­diers be­gan in earnest in Jan­uary. So far the re­mains of 700 have been dis­cov­ered. Yes­ter­day’s cer­e­mony was at­tended by Greece’s Am­bas­sador to Al­ba­nia Eleni Sourani, as well as lo­cal of­fi­cials. The sol­diers, who were killed in the nearby Kleisoura Pass, had been buried hap­haz­ardly by re­treat­ing Ital­ian forces af­ter they were pushed back from the Al­ba­nian front by the Greek Army.

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