May 06, 2010 07:52
The North Korean Army has newly moved about 50,000 elite special troops to the frontline near the demilitarized zone.
A South Korean government source on Wednesday said, South Korean and U.S. intelligence believe that the North Korean Army completed the move of seven light infantry divisions, which are special warfare units, to the frontline.
The deployment took place gradually over two or three years.
Each light infantry division consists of about 7,000 troops, out of a total of 180,000. That means some 27 percent of all special forces are deployed at the frontline.
- Copyright © Chosunilbo & Chosun.com