[Global Network Reporter Zhao Boyuan] According to the Associated Press (AP) and the Times of Israel, the South Korean military said on Friday (27th) that South Korean and US military forces have been conducting live-fire exercises this week to hone their response to North Korea’s possible The ability to launch a “Hamas-style raid”.
According to reports, the US and South Korean militaries regularly conduct live-fire firing and other training, but this week’s exercise was conducted after the Palestinian Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas)’s attack on Israel on October 7 caused “security uneasiness” in South Korea. Relevant experts said that in the event of a conflict between South Korea and North Korea, North Korea’s forward-deployed long-range artillery can fire about 16,000 rounds per hour, which will pose a serious threat to Seoul, the capital of South Korea, which is about 40 to 50 kilometers away from the border.
According to the report, the South Korean Army Ground Combat Command said in a statement that in an exercise simulating response to a possible “Hamas-style raid” by the enemy, a strike drill was conducted on “eliminating the threat from the source of enemy long-range artillery in the early stages of the battle.” .
The sudden outbreak of conflict between Palestine and Israel has attracted widespread attention around the world, especially in South Korea, which behaved unusually. Multiple South Korean media reported on the 10th that there were concerns that if North Korea, whose military strength is far stronger than that of the Palestinian Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas), launched a similar raid on South Korea, the capital region would be unable to withstand it. On the same day, South Korea’s new Defense Minister Shin Won-sik proposed suspending the effectiveness of the “September 19 Military Agreement” signed between the North and the South in 2018. The Korean National News once reported that the purpose of the agreement is to prevent occasional military conflicts between North and South Korea. Some Korean media believe that if South Korea suspends the effectiveness of the agreement first, the sparks in the Middle East may spread to the Korean Peninsula.
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