Bodies of US soldiers killed during Korean War returning home

The remains of 50 US soldiers are just a few of the 5,300 estimated to still be in North Korea, but improving relations are giving rise to hopes that those bodies can be recovered.

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    The remains of more than 50 US soldiers who died during the Korean War six decades ago are heading home. There was a full-honours ceremony at a South Korean airbase before they were taken on a flight to Hawaii.

    Experts say the identification process could take anywhere from days to years.

    Al Jazeera's Rob McBride reports from Seoul.


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