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A ceremony to dispatch the 18th batch of the 235-strong Hanbit Unit to South Sudan takes place at the International Peace Supporting Standby Force in Incheon, west of Seoul, on April 2, 2024, in this photo released by the defense ministry. South Korea began troop deployments to South Sudan in 2013 at the U.N.'s request in accordance with a U.N. Security Council resolution aimed at assisting peaceful reconstruction work. (Yonhap)

S. Korean peacekeepers head for S. Sudan