December 13, 2010 11:49
The military is carrying out live-fire drills at 27 sites in all coastal areas from Monday to Friday, it announced Sunday.
These include 15 sites on the west coast, including Anma Island, Daecheon Port, Miyeo Island and Eocheong Island. Pohang, Gangneung, and sea surrounding Ulleung Island are part of the six sites on the east coast, and another six on the south coast include Yukji Island, Geoje Island, and Jeju Island.
Although the five West Sea islands have not been designated as drill sites, a military source said there is a possibility of live-fire exercises taking place there on short notice based on weather and strategic considerations. The exercises follow North Korea's attack on Yeonpyeong, one of the five islands, last month.
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