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Jordan- S.Korean Marines conduct exercises near N. Korea border

(MENAFN- Jordan News Agency) Amman, Sept. 7 (Petra) -- South Korean Marines have conducted a massive exercise on defending a front-line island near the tense western sea border with North Korea.

The Yonhap agency reported on Thursday that the three-day drill took place on Baengnyeong Island, south of the Northern Limit Line (NLL) in the Yellow Sea, involving "all troops and combat assets" of the 6th Marine Brigade, such as AH-1S Cobra attack choppers, Korea Amphibious Assault Vehicles and M48A3K battle tanks.

"The training was held day and night from Tuesday through Thursday, led by the Northwest Islands Defense Command, focusing on reviewing the defense posture for the northwestern islands and preparedness for specific actions when necessary," the Marine Corps said.

It cited the North's constant provocations and threats, highlighted by a series of missile and nuclear tests.

The South's Marines also plan to hold a similar exercise on defending Yeonpyeong Island also close to the NLL, which serves as the de facto maritime border between the two Koreas.

7/9/2017 - 10:43:56 AM


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