North Korean media reports that warplanes and submarines took part in the show of force too.
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Wednesday, 26th April 2017
The Joint US and South Korean forces have flexed their muscles in an aggressive display of military power, sure to heighten tensions on the Korean border to unbearable levels
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WELCOME TO KOREA: Kim Jong-un oversaw the country’s biggest-ever live-fire exercise
“The brave artillerymen mercilessly hit targets”
Kim’s forces executed the exercise as they marked 85th anniversary of the army’s founding yesterday.
At the same time, Donald Trump’s self-described armada, led by the USS Carl Vinson, was steaming towards Korea.
North Korean broadcaster KCNA said Kim Jong-un personally ordered the guns, located on the eastern coast, to open fire.
It said: “After receiving the report on the plan for the combined fire demonstration, he gave an order to start the fire demonstration.
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“Watching the exciting scenery, the leader praised the seamen of submarines and pilots for hitting targets every time.
targeted to make torpedo attacks at the ‘enemy’ warships while fighters and bombers made zero feet flight above the sea to drop bombs on the targets.
“More than 300 large-caliber self-propelled guns lined up along the coast opened fire all at once.
“The brave artillerymen mercilessly and satisfactorily hit the targets and the gunshots were very correct, he said.”
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Since 2008, photographer Eric Lafforgue ventured to North Korea six times. Thanks to digital memory cards, he was able to save photos that was forbidden to take inside the segregated state
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Taking pictures in the DMZ is easy, but if you come too close to the soldiers, they stop you
EXPLOSIVE: Kim hailed his gunners for ‘mercilessly’ hitting their targetsLee Duk-haeng of South Korea’s Unification Ministry said the drill seemed planned to inspire confidence in the North’s army.
“North Korea appeared to show off its military capabilities by mobilising (its assets) including fighter jets and submarines,” he said.
“To mark the anniversary, the country also seemed to aim to inspire the military’s self-confidence [through the drill] internally.”
Kim was yesterday told by China that North Korea was at the “point of no return” in its growing confrontation with the US.