December 7, 2022

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North Korean planes maneuver with live ammunition near South Korea border – News

According to a statement issued by the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) of neighboring South Korea, eight fighter jets and four bombers carried out maneuvers north of the border between the two Koreas at around 2 pm local time (2 am).

The aircraft formed and flew and fired live ammunition at targets located on the ground. At one point, North Korean aircraft flew over a special observation post (established by South Korea a few kilometers north of the air border with its neighbor).

Because of this, the South Korean Air Force mobilized 30 fighter jets along the border and implemented a ‘scramble’ (defensive alert) operation.


The North Korean move comes after Pyongyang fired two short-range missiles in retaliation for sending the US aircraft carrier Ronald Reagan to the area off South Korea’s east coast.

In turn, the use of the ship came after the launch of an intermediate-range ballistic missile, which the North Korean regime fired on Tuesday and flew over northern Japan, not happening since 2017.

South Korea responded to Tuesday’s launch by sending four F-16 fighter jets and four F-15 fighter jets the same day, dropping precision bombs over the Yellow Sea.


Yesterday, South Korean and US troops also launched four short-range missiles. Today, Ronald Reagan did the same in the area of ​​ballistic missile detection and interception maneuvers.

North Korea’s launch of a missile on Tuesday was the longest in history, sending a strong message from the regime, according to experts.

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Analysts believe Ronald Reagan’s mobilization will help North Korean leader Kim Jong-un justify a new escalation of weapons tests, including the detonation of an underground nuclear bomb.