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Fact about Mobilization of S. Korean Civilians for Spray of Defoliant Disclosed
Pyongyang, May 28 (KCNA) -- It was disclosed that the U.S. forces present in south Korea and the puppet forces mobilized even civilians for the spray of defoliant late in the 1960s.

According to a testimony made by an inhabitant who was involved in the spray quoted by the south Korean Green Federation on May 25, the U.S. forces and the puppet forces drove inhabitants near the Demilitarized Zone into the operation to spray defoliant in those days with a lie that it was just herbicide for killing grass.

It was said that defoliant was contained in ordinary sack marked with a warning at that time, not in drums, and inhabitants sprayed defoliant with bare hands without any means for protection under the surveillance of troops of the U.S. imperialist aggressors.

In the subsequent period they suffered from serious asthma, etc. They claimed damages but the puppet authorities turned down their demand.

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