South Korea deployed some eighty fighter jets on Friday, after detecting more than 180 North Korean military aircraft in the air. This was reported by the Ministry of Defense in Seoul.

The North Korean aircraft flew over North Korea and along the East and west coasts in a span of four hours, the South Korean news agency Yonhap reports. Seoul then sent F-35As into the air, among others. South Korean fighter jets that are now being used in exercises with the United States had to be “ready”.

South Korea and the US air exercises are the largest the two countries have ever held and have been extended by a day due to increased military activity in the region. From North Korea, there is a lot of criticism of these trainings, which are described as “aggressive and provocative.”

The South Korean army said it had observed more than eighty North Korean artillery rounds in the maritime buffer zone between the Koreas on Thursday, hours after it became known that the joint exercises would end not on Friday but on Saturday. North Korea also launched several missiles on Thursday. A day earlier, at least 23 missiles were fired, a day record.

About the author: Damien Karlström

The editor-in-chief worked for many years as a literary editor in Bern's leading publications. Over time, I decided to become the editor-in-chief. The main direction of materials is international relations and society.

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