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U.S. Commits Over 180 Cases of Aerial Espionage against DPRK

Korean Central News Agency of DPRK via Korea News Service (KNS)

   Pyongyang, August 31 (KCNA) -- The U.S. imperialists committed more than 180 cases of aerial espionage against the DPRK by mobilizing strategic and tactical reconnaissance planes with various missions in August, according to a military source. U-2s took off U.S. air force bases in south Korea almost every day and made shuttle flights eastward and westward in the sky above the areas along the Military Demarcation Line (MDL) for hours to photograph the depth of the north and conduct electronic reconnaissance of it.
    RC-135 took off an overseas base and circled over Taebu Islet and the areas of Yangphyong and Yangyang for two days to spy on all areas of the north.
    E-3 spied on the forefront areas for several days while commanding the flying corps hell-bent on various forms of war exercises. EP-3 flew into the air above the East Sea and the West Sea of Korea to spy on the coastal areas and the seabed of the north side.
    A daily average of five or six tactical reconnaissance planes including RC-12, RC-7B and RF-4C flew in the sky above the areas along the MDL day and night to spy on the important targets on the frontline and in the Eastern and Western coastal areas of the north.
    Strategic and tactical reconnaissance planes involved in the espionage against the north numbered eight on Aug. 21, the day the U.S. imperialists started the "Ulji Focus Lens" joint military exercises, and on Aug. 22 each and ten on Aug. 23 and nine on Aug. 24 and 25 each.

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