Friday, 27 July 2018

North Korea returns the remains of US servicemen killed during Korean War

North Korea has returned the remains of what are believed to be US servicemen killed during the Korean War.
A US military plane has made a rare trip from a South Korean airbase to a coastal city in North Korea in order to retrieve the remains of the fallen servicemen.

During their summit last month, Kim Jong Un had promised Donald Trump that the handover would happen - making this the first tangible result from the talks.

A formal repatriation ceremony is going to be held at Osan air base in South Korea on 1 August, and on Thursday, serving US soldiers and a military honour guard lined the tarmac to receive the remains.

The remains were carried in boxes covered in blue United Nations flags

They were carried in boxes covered in blue United Nations flags.

Approximately, 7,700 US soldiers are listed as missing from the Korean War, which took place between 1950 and 1953 - and 5,300 of the remains are still believed to be in North Korea.

Millions died during the war, including 36,000 US soldiers.
In a statement, the White House said: "Today, (Kim) is fulfilling part of the commitment he made to the president to return our fallen American service members.

"We are encouraged by North Korea's actions and the momentum for positive change."

SKY       News.

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