During the 8 year war between both countries many other 3rd party countries were involved too, in both supplying arms and experts, but I'm faced with claims of a major number of foreign soldiers being active in the field from ground troops to pilots and a number of them being captivated as POW.
I couldn't find a source on this and need to know the nationality and number of any major 3rd party troops in that war.
- I'm not mentioning any side since I'm interested to find out about both side's possible foreign troops.
- This question is not asking about a small number of foreign involvement (Tech or Intel people), I'm looking for hundreds of soldiers.
I've searched already list of POW's by both sides, and the Wikipedia page of supporters and the sources on the page but couldn't find a mention of any foreigners in a reliable source. The Iranian documentary that got me interested in finding out about the matter claimed POW's from 17 other countries both voluntary and commissioned. The mentioned list was,
Somali, Jordan, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, Lebanon, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Turkey, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Bosnia, Yugoslavia, Morocco, Yemen, Oman
Well the documentary didn't mention a source and just showed some photos, I can guess from the propaganda of Saddam in the time many Arab nations would support him against a none Arab and Shia 1 country, So that some small number of people would voluntarily take part in the war both to get paid and for religious aims. But has that number gone up to hundreds?
Interesting: A friend also told me of French pilots bombing Iran and one of them being taken as POW, take a look at this video.
1 one of two major sects of Islam popular in Iran and the other being Sunni popular in Arab world.