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US Team to Search Burma for WWII Soldiers Remains

20 March 2013

A US government team searching for bodies of American military personnel missing in action from past wars has finished its first mission in Burma since 2004. The US Embassy said on Tuesday that a nine-person team from the U.S. Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command confirmed some previous leads and developed new ones on the fate of Americans unaccounted for in fighting against the Japanese in World War II. It said research and fieldwork was done from Feb. 21 to March 15 in three areas, including Yangon, Burma’s biggest city. The searches had been suspended because of Washington’s chilly relations with Burma’s former military regime.—AP