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Remains of 50 Americans Could Be Home Before Month's End

Sources say Pyongyang ready to hand over remains of war dead
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 18, 2018 12:11 AM CDT
Report: N. Korea Ready to Return Remains of 50 Americans
Visitors look at the names of US soldiers who were killed in the Korean War at the Korea War Memorial Museum in Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, July 15, 2018.   (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

(Newser) – The bodies of dozens of America's Korean War dead may finally return home, 65 years to the day after the armistice that ended fighting and created the DMZ in 1953. A US official tells CNN that the first group of possible American remains are expected on July 27. The remains of approximately 50 Americans are expected, the first of "thousands and thousands" of possible American remains that President Trump said North Korea agreed to return after his meeting with Kim Jong Un, Reuters reports. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has been in talks for two days with the North Koreans about the return of remains. Pyongyang's team was a no-show at a scheduled meeting on the issue last week. (Read more North Korea stories.)

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