North Korean troops take aim at targets depicting U.S. soldiers
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 - 00:47
North Korea's state media broadcasts video of soldiers conducting firing drills at targets depicting U.S. soldiers on 64th anniversary of Korean War. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
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STORY: North Korea's state-run television KRT on Wednesday (June 25) aired a video of soldiers conducting firing drills against targets depicting the United States, as the two Koreas commemorate the 64th anniversary of Korean War.
KRT showed North Korean soldiers firing live ammunition at targets with caricatures U.S. soldiers. However, it did not specify the date and location of the drills.
Earlier in the day, North Korean people held a mass rally in Pyongyang while chanting anti-U.S. slogans.
The Korean War started on June 25, 1950, when Communist North Korean troops launched a surprise attack across the 38th parallel into South Korea.
U.S. led United Nations forces battled Chinese and Soviet backed North Korea, in which three million soldiers and civilians were killed and five million became refugees.
North and South Korea are still technically at war since the 1950-53 conflict ended in a truce without a peace treaty.
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