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North Korean leader guides flight training against South Korea-US air drill

Published on Apr 22, 2014 2:00 PM

SEOUL (THE KOREA HERALD/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has guided a flight training of its air force unit, the North's state media reported on Tuesday, seen in response to the ongoing Seoul-Washington air exercises.

During his visit to the Korean People's Army Air and Anti-Air Force Unit 188 on Monday, Mr Kim gave an order to start the training "to defend the country", the North's Korean Central News Agency said in an English dispatch, Yonhap reported.

Watching the flying corps' performance "to mercilessly blow up the citadel of enemies and wipe out the enemies to the last one," Mr Kim expressed satisfaction with the "successful" training, according to the KCNA.

"An air battle allows no moment's delay," Mr Kim said, instructing the unit "to intensify the training to fully prepare the airpersons as death-defying corps and able combat pilots capable of skillfully fighting a modern warfare," the media reported.

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