Pyongyang, November 8 (KCNA) — It has recently been brought to light that the U.S. aggression forces committed massacre in Tanyang, North Chungchong Province, on January 20, 1951, the November issue of the South Korean magazine Mal reported.
The magazine disclosed the truth about GIs’ atrocities quoting the content of the letter sent by U Kye Hong, a local historian of Tanyang, to the authorities in September 1991, that is 8 years ago, as regards American atrocity and testimonies of witnesses and victims.
According to it, more than 400 people were burned or choked to death in a cave called “Kokgye tunnel” in Sang-ri, Yongchun sub-county, Tanyang county, by formations of U.S. bombers when they took shelter there.
The authorities, however, turned down the letter for fear of exposure of GIs’ crimes. They had deleted the names of the dead from the “census register” when rearranging it after the war.
According to testimonies of villagers, U.S. soldiers examined and photographed the scene of massacre aboard helicopter one month after the atrocity.
Witnesses said, “there must be photographs in the U.S. forces’ archives. When they are opened to the public, the truth will be brought to light.”
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