North Korean troops start marching drills in latest sign of upcoming parade
Activity follows appearance of trucks at Pyongyang training grounds, likely for event for Korean War anniversary in July
North Korean soldiers have begun to practice marching in formation at a training facility in the capital, the latest sign of large-scale preparations for an upcoming military parade, according to NK Pro analysis of satellite imagery.
NK Pro reported last week on the arrival of troop-carrying trucks at the Mirim military parade training base in southeast Pyongyang on May 14. The last time similar activity was observed was in Dec. 2022, ahead of the military parade on Feb. 8 this year.Large block formations of troops appeared at the Mirim training grounds to prepare for an upcoming military parade
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