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Cold War Files: All Units: Events: Seoul Recaptured by Communist Forces

January 4, 1951
Seoul Recaptured by Communist Forces

The combined communist forces of China and North Korea recaptured the South Korean capital of Seoul. The capture of the city follows a fast retreat by UN forces in the face of a large offensive made possible by large Chinese reinforcements. The capture of Seoul resulted from the third phase of the CCF offensive. During the two week period from January 1-15 500,000 CCF forces pushed UN forces to a line 50 miles south of Seoul.

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