April 24, 2024
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Seoul confirms existence of mass burial site for UN forces in North Korean city

Unification ministry says defectors testified about Korean War graves, a finding that could support remains recovery

South Korea’s unification ministry has identified a previously unknown gravesite in North Korea where hundreds of U.N. forces who died during the Korean War are likely buried, a finding that could support future efforts to recover soldiers’ remains.

The ministry confirmed to NK News that it investigated the possibility of mass graves in the city of Kaechon, north of Pyongyang, interviewing around 50 defectors earlier this year.

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