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U.S. sends B-1Bs, F-35s to Korea as warning against Pyongyang

All Headlines 16:03 August 31, 2017

SEOUL, Aug. 31 (Yonhap) -- The U.S. dispatched a set of strategic bombers and stealth fighter jets to the Korean Peninsula on Thursday in a show of force against North Korea for its recent missile launches, defense officials here said.

The Air Force's two B-1B bombers from Guam and the Marine Corps' two F-35B aircraft based in Japan trained over South Korea with a squadron of the country's F-15K fighters, added the officials.

They conducted bombing drills over the Pilseung range in the eastern province of Gangwon.

U.S. sends B-1Bs, F-35s to Korea as warning against Pyongyang - 1

Also mobilized was a KC-135 Stratotanker aerial refueling plane.

The high-profile training came two days after the North fired an intermediate-range ballistic missile over the northern territory of Japan.

The North also launched three short-range ballistic missiles into the East Sea, according to the allies' militaries.

lcd@yna.co.kr
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