North Korea launches trash balloons toward South Korea: ROK military | NK News
June 23, 2024
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North Korea launches trash balloons toward South Korea: ROK military

New wave of DPRK balloons is likely a response to defector-activists’ latest launches of anti-regime leaflets and cash

North Korea launched a fresh wave of trash-filled balloons toward South Korea late on Saturday night, the ROK military announced, seemingly following through on a threat to deliver a hundred-fold response to defector-activists sending anti-regime leaflets across the border.

South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said in a press release at 11 p.m. KST on Saturday that it observed the suspected “filth balloons” floating in a southwest direction, moving eastward from the northern part of Gyeonggi province adjacent to the inter-Korean border.

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