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North Korea returns remains of US soldiers

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Seoul, July 27: North Korea has returned the remains believed to be of 55 American troops killed during the Korean War (1950-53) as part of an agreement between US President Donald Trump and Pyongyang leader Kim Jong-un during the Singapore Summit. A US Air Force C-17 aircraft on Friday carried the remains of the soldiers from Wonsan (North Korea) to Osan airbase in South Korea where a repatriation ceremony will be held on August 1, Yonhap news agency reported. The White House immediately hailed the move as a “momentum for positive changes” by the communist nation in line with the bilateral summit agreement between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim-Jong Un in Singapore on June 12. US President Donald Trump expressed his gratitude to the North Korean leader, saying it was a “great moment for so many families after so many years”. (IANS)