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North and South Korea disarm border to allow civillians

Moon Jae-in and Kim Jong-un shake hands.
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The border zone between North and South Korea, where the joint summit between the Koreas took place in April, has been disarmed so that civilians are allowed to walk across, reports Yonhap News.

Why it matters: The area has long symbolized the military tensions between the two countries. Firearms, ammunition, guard posts, and armed personnel have been withdrawn from the zone, although some unarmed guards will remain.

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