South Korea | 80 jets and F-35As take off after spotting 180 North Korean jets – Summit with USA and Japan
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Published on 04/11/2022 at 13:36

South Korea’s National Defence General Staff said South Korean fighter jets took off right after some 180 North Korean military jets were spotted flying for four hours north of the militarized border today.

The North Korean jets flew north of a line drawn up to 20 kilometers north of the Military Demarcation Line (MDL), South Korea’s Armed Forces said in a statement.

In response, South Korea hastily ordered the take off of 80 aircraft, including “stealth” F-35A fighters. The participation of about 240 aircraft in the Vigilant Storm exercise with the US has not been interrupted, the Armed Forces announced.

The governments of the US, Japan and South Korea are finalizing arrangements to hold a summit of their leaders in the middle of this month, Japan’s Kyodo news agency reported, citing unnamed Japanese government sources.

According to the agency, the talks between Presidents Joe Biden and Yun Seok-geil and Prime Minister Fumio Kishida are a way for the three allies to show their solidarity and unity in the face of escalating tensions in the region over a series of ballistic missile tests, including intercontinental ballistic missiles, conducted in North Korea.

Source: AMNA

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