Elderly North Korean war veterans fly into Pyongyang for major conference | NK News
June 23, 2024
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Elderly North Korean war veterans fly into Pyongyang for major conference

Event set to glorify self-proclaimed victory over U.S.-led imperialism in Korean War amid tough domestic COVID measures

North Korea will hold a major gathering this week for thousands of Korean War veterans, state media announced Monday, saying participants arrived in Pyongyang by plane over the weekend.

The Seventh National Conference of War Veterans may be held around July 27, the anniversary of the end of the Korean War, but satellite imagery also suggests it may have already happened or that it’s a multi-day event.

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