The U.S.-led United Nations Command turned over to North Korea on Friday the remains of 19 Chinese soldiers killed during the 1950-1953 Korean War.

The transfer of the remains took place at 11 a.m. at the truce village of Panmunjom, 35 miles north of Seoul, a command spokesman said.The remains had been found at a small village near Yangpyong, 30 miles east of Seoul, where a major battle took place between UNC and Chinese military forces in February 1951.