August 18, 2015 09:32
North Korea on Tuesday restarted its own campaign blasting propaganda by loudspeaker across the demilitarized zone.
The move came in response to South Korea setting up loudspeakers across the entire length of the frontline last week and returns the confrontation to the point where it left off 11 years ago.
"The broadcast was so distorted at first that South Korean soldiers both inside the demilitarized zone and on the frontline couldn't figure out what the North Korean military was saying," a military source said. "It seems that the loudspeaker campaign is mainly designed to prevent North Korean soldiers from hearing the South Korean broadcasts."
The South resumed its loudspeaker campaign at two points on Aug. 10 after two soldiers were maimed by North Korean box mines in the DMZ. It has now expanded it to 11 points.
The two Koreas suspended the broadcasts in 2004 under an agreement reached at a cross-border military meeting.
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