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DATE=10/29/1999 TYPE=CORRESPONDENT REPORT TITLE=U-S / KOREA MASSACRE (L-ONLY) NUMBER=2-255604 BYLINE=HYUN-SUNG KHANG DATELINE=SEOUL CONTENT= VOICED AT: INTRO: A team of U-S Army investigators has begun a probe into an alleged massacre committed by American troops during the Korean war. Hyun-Sung Khang reports from the South Korean capital, Seoul, the team interviewed residents of the village where the incident was said to have occurred and met with South Korean investigators, as well. TEXT: The 12-man U-S team tape-recorded testimony from people who say they are survivors of the massacre. They allege that American troops opened fire on them while they were fleeing advancing North Korean soldiers in the early days of the Korean War in 1950. The investigators also visited the railway bridge at No Gun Ri, just over two hundred kilometers from the capital Seoul, where the killings are said to have taken place. American troops are accused of opening fire on civilians taking refuge under the bridge, believing that North Korean agents were among the group. A spokesman for the U-S team - which is being led by Lieutenant General Michael Ackerman -- pledged that the investigation would be probing, accurate and complete. He added the United States is committed to finding the truth about what happened at No Gun Ri, no matter where it leads. The U-S team also met with members of a separate South Korean team that is investigating the allegations. The Seoul government had pressed for a joint probe into the incident, but while agreeing to cooperate closely, Washington, resisted the idea. The Army investigators will meet with a (U-S) Defense Department group next week to review the findings. (Signed) NEB/HSK/FC/KL 29-Oct-1999 08:25 AM EDT (29-Oct-1999 1225 UTC) NNNN Source: Voice of America .