South Korea Scrambles Fighter Jets, Attack Helicopters To Shoot Down North Korean Drones

TOPSHOT - North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un before a meeting with  US President Donald Trump on the south side of the Military Demarcation Line that divides North and South Korea, in the Joint Security Area (JSA) of Panmunjom in the Demilitarized zone (DMZ) on June 30, 2019. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP)        (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images)

At a glance

  • “Our military will thoroughly and resolutely respond to this kind of North Korean provocation,” Maj. Gen. Lee Seung-o, director of operations at the South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff, said after the incident.
  • The latest provocation from North Korea comes nearly three months after the totalitarian country fired a ballistic missile over Japan.
  • The intermediate-range ballistic missile (IRBM) forced Japan to issue a warning for residents to take cover.

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