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Seoul to send face masks to foreign veterans of Korean War

SEOUL: South Korea will provide one million face masks to foreign veterans of the Korean War to express gratitude on the 70th anniversary of the brutal conflict, Seoul said on Thursday.
The 1950-53 Korean War, when South Korean forces backed by a US-led UN coalition fought to a standstill against North Korean and Chinese troops, ended in a truce, not a peace treaty.
Nearly two million soldiers and medical officers from 22 UN member states -- including the US, Britain and Turkey -- took part, with 37,902 killed and 103,460 wounded.
The South has since risen from the ashes of war to become the world’s 12th largest economy and its handling of the coronavirus outbreak -- based on an extensive “trace, test and treat” programme -- has drawn widespread praise. (AFP)

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