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5 international soldiers who drowned in Missouri floods identified

FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. — Fort Leonard Wood has identified five international soldiers who drowned when their car was swept away by floodwaters.

The soldiers were returning to the fort from Osage Beach Saturday night when their car went off Highway U near Crocker, about 15 miles northwest of Fort Leonard Wood.

The men were in a program that brings troops from other countries to the installation to study engineering, military policing and chemical defense.

The victims were Maj. Mohammad Hassan Ibrahim, 32, Egypt; Maj. Akram Abu Al-rub, 38, Jordan; Capt. Ahmed Moussouni, 32, Algeria; Capt. Ahmed Abdelghani, 29, Egypt; and Capt. Hasman Hussin, 33, Malaysia.

Fort officials said Wednesday the bodies are being returned to the men's home countries for burial.

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