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S.Korea Troop Mission Unchanged Despite Abduction

The brief abduction of seven missionaries will not deter South Korea from sending troops to Iraq but it has imposed a virtual ban on civilian travel to the country, Seoul’s foreign minister said on Friday. South Korea stood by plans to deploy 3,000 troops to Iraq despite worsening violence a year after the fall of Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein, Foreign Minister Ban Ki-moon said, adding that a military survey team would leave for Iraq on Friday. “The government has expressed its stance on the Iraq troop deployment on many occasions and there is nothing to add. The fact-finding mission is departing today as scheduled,” Ban told reporters. Full Story

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