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South Korea and U.S. hold joint military drill

7:37am BST - 00:56

South Korean and U.S troops conduct a large-scale amphibious landing drill as part of their annual joint military exercise Foal Eagle. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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South Korean and United States troops conducted a large-scale amphibious landing drill on Monday (March 30) on the coast of the port city Pohang, about 360km (223 miles) south of Seoul. South Korea's Marine Corps officials said the drill mobilized about 3,500 Marine Corps and 4,100 Navy personal from the two countries as well as about 30 warships and 40 amphibious assault vehicles. The drill was a part of the annual U.S.- South Korea military exercise Foal Eagle, which runs through April 24. Earlier this month, North Korea fired two short-range missiles off its east coast, hours before the joint military exercises were scheduled to begin. The North regularly protests the drills, which it calls a rehearsal for war, and recently stepped up its own air, sea and ground military exercises, adding to tension between the rival Koreas. North and South Korea are still technically at war as the Korean war ended in 1953 with a truce, not a peace treaty.

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South Korea and U.S. hold joint military drill

7:37am BST - 00:56