N.Korea Practices 'Subjugating' S.Korea

  • By Lee Yong-soo

    August 28, 2017 10:42

    North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on Saturday watched a special forces drill to seize South Korea's Baeknyeong and Yeonpyeong islands in the West Sea, according to state media.

    Earlier the regime test-fired three short-range ballistic missiles.

    Kim urged the military to "plan to quickly seize Seoul and subjugate the South."

    North Korean leader Kim Jong-un watches a military drill in the West Sea in this grab from [North] Korean Central TV on Saturday. /Yonhap

    The drill was aimed at "assessing the feasibility of an operational plan to seize Baeknyeong and Yeonpyeong islands," the North's official Korean Central News Agency said. "Following powerful bombardment by fighters and artillery, troops who had infiltrated underwater and through sea and air practiced attacking and destroying target buildings."

    The media published images of special troops practicing landing on the islands in speedboats and AN-2 airplanes for low-altitude infiltration, and of self-propelled guns and multiple rocket launchers practicing shelling the islands.

    There are fears that the regime will launch another provocation on its founding anniversary on Sept. 9.

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