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S.Korea vows to dispatch troops to Iraq; defies threat to behead hostage

South Korea pledged to go ahead with its plan to deploy thousands of troops to Iraq, despite an Islamic group threatening to behead a Korean hostage unless the plan is scrapped. Iraqi militants said Sunday they would behead Kim Sun-Il, a 33-year-old translator, within 24 hours unless plans to dispatch thousands of South Korean troops to Iraq were abandoned. “We are very much disturbed and shocked at the news of the kidnapping of a Korean national,” Foreign Minister Ban Ki-Moon told AFP. “My government’s decision to dispatch our troops for the purpose of helping the Iraqi people to rehabilitate their economy remains unchanged.” Full Story

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