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South Korea Leader Vows to Fight Terror

South Koreans poured out sorrow and anger Wednesday over the beheading of a countryman in Iraq, while President Roh Moo-hyun vowed to “deal sternly” with terrorism and push ahead with a large troop expansion. The nation awoke to banner headlines that militants had killed 33-year-old Kim Sun-il on Tuesday after Seoul refused to meet his kidnappers’ demand of ceasing involvement in Iraq. The execution renewed debate over South Korea’s contribution to the U.S.-led coalition in Iraq and Roh’s plan to send 3,000 more troops starting in August. When complete, the deployment will make South Korea the largest coalition partner after the United States and Britain. Full Story

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