22:09 GMT04 August 2020
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    South Korea and the United States have recently held a military exercise practice against North Korea's nuclear and missile facilities.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – South Korea and the United States have recently held a military exercise practice "surgical strikes" against North Korea's nuclear and missile facilities, local media reported Thursday.

    "The U.S. Air Force's 353rd Special Operations Group conducted a combined striking exercise against an enemy's facilities with the South Korean Army's special forces brigade at a military base in Gunsan (274 kilometers south of Seoul)," a defense official said told the Yonhap News Agency.

    According to the official, Seoul and Washington focused on sending their special forces into the country should there be a conflict in the region.

    Tensions on the Korean Peninsula escalated in September after North Korea claimed to have successfully exploded a nuclear warhead. The country reported having detonated a hydrogen bomb in January.

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    air force, army, strikes, drills, military exercises, Democratic Republic of North Korea (DPRK), United States, South Korea
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