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Show of strength on Yeonpyeong

F-15K fighter jets about to take off on a runway yesterday at the Daegu Air Force Base during a exercise simulating the Yeonpyeong Island attack on the first anniversary of North Korea’s shelling of the island on Nov. 23, 2010. South Korea conducted a large-scale military drill in the Yellow Sea yesterday to check its readiness against another attack from North Korea.

The Joint Chiefs of Staff said yesterday that the Northwest Islands Defense Command, which overseas defense of the five northwestern islands including Yeonpyeong, carried out the drill on Yeonpyeong. The Army, Navy and Air Force participated.

The government also held a memorial service yesterday for the two soldiers killed in the attack, Sergeant Seo Jeong-woo, 22, and Private Moon Gwang-wook, 20. Two civilians were also killed. 

[YONHAP]

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