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Army-People Joint Rally Held to Mark 4th Anniversary of Victory in Yonphyong Island Shelling

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

Kangryong, November 23 (KCNA) -- An army-people joint rally took place in Kangryong County, South Hwanghae Province Sunday to mark the fourth anniversary of the victory in the Yonphyong Island shelling.

Present there were Ri Song Guk, commander of the Fourth Corps of the Korean People's Army, Pak Yong Ho, chief secretary of the South Hwanghae Provincial Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea, Choe Jong Ryong, chairman of the South Hwanghae Provincial People's Committee, officials concerned, KPA service personnel, soldiers who took part in the Yonphyong Island shelling and people from all walks of life in the county.

Ri Song Guk said that the Yonphyong Island shelling four years ago showed the stamina of the heroic KPA to the south Korean puppet forces keen on the moves for confrontation with the DPRK and recorded a page of proud victory in the history of Songun Korea.

The service personnel of the unit, which had consolidated the resourcefulness and valor of one-match-for-a-hundred under the care of the brilliant commanders of Mt. Paektu, fired strong artillery power to disgusting Yonphyong Island the moment when the enemies committed military provocation under the pretext for defending the 'northern limit line', and thus fully displayed the resolute will and indomitable might of the arms of Mt. Paektu, he noted.

The people in Kangryong County, too, turned out in the battle decisive of life and death, shared the destiny with service personnel on the same trench, rendered material and moral assistance to fighters and thus fully demonstrated the true picture of the great army-people unity, he said.

He expressed the will to further strengthen the might of the great army-people unity displayed at the Yonphyong Island shelling and consolidate the defense line of the country into the impregnable fortress no enemy provoke, shoulder to should with the people.

Then followed a congratulatory speech, a story about the brilliant exploits in the shelling and speeches.

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