December 03, 2023

Two Koreas begin verifying removal of DMZ guard posts: defense ministry

North and South Korean soldiers "peacefully" move across MDL for first time since it emerged

Update on 12/12 at 1730 KST: The South Korean Ministry of National Defense (MND) said the North Korean verification team crossed the military demarcation line (MDL) at 1653 local time and returned after completing the on-site verification of guard posts (GPs) on the South Korean side.

North and South Korea began a mutual on-site verification of the trial withdrawal and disarmament of 22 guard posts (GPs) along the demilitarized zone (DMZ) on Wednesday, the ROK Ministry of National Defense (MND) announced the same day.