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Kim Jong Un Inspects KPA Combined Unit 655

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

Pyongyang, April 27 (KCNA) -- Supreme Commander of the Korean People's Army Kim Jong Un, first secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea and first chairman of the National Defence Commission of the DPRK, guided general tactical exercises of KPA Combined Unit 655 held on the occasion of the 80th anniversary of the KPA.

He was greeted by KPA Vice Marshal Choe Ryong Hae, director of the KPA General Political Bureau, KPA Vice Marshal Ri Yong Ho, chief of the KPA General Staff, KPA Vice Marshal Kim Jong Gak, minister of the People's Armed Forces, KPA General Choe Pu Il and KPA Col. Gen. Son Chol Ju before the observation post of the training field.

Waiting for him in the field were Hyon Chol Hae, Kim Won Hong, Ri Myong Su, Pak Jae Gyong, Ri Pyong Chol, Kim Yong Chol, Yun Jong Rin, Jo Kyong Chol, Pak Jong Chon and members of the NDC, staff members of the KPA Supreme Command and commanding officers of the KPA large combined units.

Watching the exercises were Kim Kyong Hui, Jang Song Thaek, Kim Yong Chun, Kim Ki Nam, Yang Hyong Sop, Pak To Chun, Kang Sok Ju, Kim Yong Il, Kim Yang Gon, Kim Phyong Hae, Mun Kyong Dok, Kim Chang Sop, Ri Pyong Sam, Kwak Pom Gi, O Il Jong, Kim Kyong Ok, Ri Jae Il, Han Kwang Sang, Kim Myong Guk, and leading officials of the party, state and armed forces organs, members of the party central guidance bodies in Pyongyang, officials of ministries and national institutions and those in the fields of science, education, culture and arts, public health, media and defence industry and KPA officers and men.

After receiving a salute from the chief of the KPA General Staff, Kim Jong Un mounted an observation post before being briefed on the plan and distribution of units for the exercises.

He issued an order to start the exercises.

The moment stormy roars of powerful firepower strike means rocked heaven and earth with ceaseless shower of shells and bombs. Brave flying corps struck targets one after another leaving trails in the sky. Tanks and armored cars made a dash at the "enemy's positions" and a-match-for-a hundred fighters occupied the "enemy's posts" in a moment.

Volley firing roared, rending the air, and the "enemy's positions" clouded with powder smoke turned to the sea of fire in no time.

Expressing satisfaction over the successful exercises to which the Juche war methods were applied, he set forth important tasks for further rounding off the combat preparations of the KPA.

In order to accomplish generation after generation the revolutionary cause of Juche, the Songun revolutionary cause which was pioneered in the thick forest of Mt. Paektu, it is necessary to continue paying big efforts to strengthening the KPA, he said.

All the officers and men should firmly prepare themselves to be stalwart fighters possessed of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il's invincible strategies and tactics, brave attack mode and perfect capacity for fighting an actual war, he noted.

He called for mercilessly wiping out the enemies with the arms of justice and revenge if they dare provoke.

The Korean-style socialist system centered on the popular masses will shine forever as an indestructible fortress as it is being defended by the heroic KPA that has grown to be iron-willed and matchless elite army under the care of President Kim Il Sung and leader Kim Jong Il over the past 80 years, he stressed.

He had a photo session with major commanding officers of the KPA, staff members of the KPA Supreme Command, commanding officers of the KPA large combined units and officials who accompanied him.

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