Sunday, 8 November 2015

In this undated photo released by the Korean Central News Agency and distributed in Tokyo by the Korea News Service Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, front right, shakes hands with war veteran Ri Ul Sol during a ceremony commemorating the Korean War armistice at an undisclosed place in North Korea

North Korean Military Commander Ri Ul Sol Dies Aged 94

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According to Japanese media report, North Korea’s Marshal Ri Ul Sol of the Korean People’s Army died Saturday of lung cancer.

MOSCOW (Sputnik)  North Korea’s Marshal Ri Ul Sol of the Korean People’s Army died Saturday of lung cancer, Japanese media reported citing the country’s state news agency KCNA.
The 94-year-old will be buried next Wednesday after a state funeral that will be organized by a committee headed by Korean leader Kim Jong Un, Yonhap reported Sunday.
Ri’s coffin will be laid at the Central Hall of Workers and mourners will be allowed through Tuesday.
The marshal was also Commander of the Guard responsible for the protection of high-ranking Korean official, including the ruling family.
He was a guerrilla fighter during the nation’s fight for independence from Japan and later worked together with North Korea’s founder Kim Il Sung.
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