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Kim Jong Un Guides Military Drill for Seizing Island

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

Pyongyang, February 21 (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 a drill for striking and seizing island.

He arrived at the drill ground, accompanied by KPA Vice Marshal Hwang Pyong So, director of the KPA General Political Bureau, Army General Hyon Yong Chol, minister of the People's Armed Forces, Army General Ri Yong Gil, chief of the KPA General Staff, O Il Jong and Han Kwang Sang, department directors of the Workers' Party of Korea Central Committee, and Ri Pyong Chol, first vice department director of the C.C., WPK.

Taking part in the drill were artillery units and sub-units of the KPA 4th Corps, including the Hero Defence Detachment on Mu Islet and the Defence Company on Jangjae Islet located in the biggest hotspot in the southernmost part of southwestern front.

The Supreme Commander gave orders to start the drill at the watch post after receiving from the commander of the 4th Corps a report about the decision on actions against the 'enemy' provocation.

In the drill the artillery units fired coercive warning-shots to the 'enemy' who made a reckless shell-fire toward territorial waters of the DPRK. Then a strong strike of fire was given to an island of the 'enemy' who were taking desperate counteraction.

Whenever the artillerymen hit targets, Kim Jong Un expressed his great satisfaction, saying that they were very good at the concentration of fire and such shell-fire would remove the enemy island totally.

After the drill he reviewed its results and referred to the defects to be rectified by the artillery units. And he set forth the tasks and ways for further perfecting the Juche-based artillery tactics in conformity with the country's natural and topographical conditions.

Noting that he defined in detail the procedure of strike at objects on the enemy islands and its density, he said the drill clearly showed that the artillerymen of the 4th Corps defending the southwestern front are ready to throw the enemies into a crucible.

The KPA should totally remove formalism in the military training and conduct actual drills under various conditions of modern warfare so frequently, and it should always be in readiness to go into action and perform its duty immediately once the Supreme Commander gives orders in any time and under any circumstances, he stressed.

He said that the entire army should make their training more intensive, as the anti-Japanese guerrillas did in Mt. Paektu, to prepare all the soldiers as stalwart combatants and turn all units into an iron-willed guards unit and thus bring the anti-U.S. confrontation to the final conclusion by crushing the enemies promptly in case they pounce upon the DPRK.

Present to watch the drill were commanding officers of KPA large combined units.

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