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  • S. Korean Navy fires shots after hearing sound of artillery fire near wester sea border(NK arty)

    08/10/2011 12:04:25 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 20 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 08/10/11
    Title only so far.
  • N. Korea: Chinese in Series of Diplomatic Gaffes in Seoul

    11/30/2010 7:00:10 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 39 replies
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | 11/30/10
    Chinese in Series of Diplomatic Gaffes in Seoul A Chinese delegation led by Dai Bingguo, the Chinese state councilor in charge of foreign affairs who visited South Korea on Nov. 27 and met with President Lee Myung-bak to discuss North Korea's attack on Yeonpyeong Island, has become the talk of the town among diplomats in Seoul. A diplomatic source in Seoul on Monday said the Chinese suddenly notified the South Korean Foreign Ministry at 3 p.m. on Nov. 27 that a delegation led by Dai will leave in 15 minutes and hopes to land at Seoul Airport. The airport in...
  • S. Korea: Gov't Mulls Turning Baeknyeong into Forward Deployment Base(for landing in NK)

    11/30/2010 6:45:38 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 13 replies
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | 11/30/10
    Gov't Mulls Turning Baeknyeong into Forward Deployment Base The government is looking into using Baeknyeong Island in the West Sea as a forward-deployment base supporting marines in case of an amphibious landing on North Korea's west coast. "The presidential defense committee is looking into the possibility of turning the five West Sea islands including Baeknyeong into launching platforms for marine landings on North Korea's west coast in times of conflict and stationing strategic missiles with a range of some 500 km there," a government source said Monday. If missiles with ranges of 300 km to 500 km are stationed on...
  • North Koreans leave Russia's Far East to protect homeland - paper

    11/27/2010 6:55:05 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 22 replies
    Ria Novosti ^ | 11/26/10
    North Koreans leave Russia's Far East to protect homeland - paper North Korean citizens working in Russia's Far East rushed home after the recent military skirmish between North and South Korea, Russian popular daily Moskovsky Komsomolets said on Friday. North Korea opened artillery fire on the South's Yeonpyeong Island in the Yellow Sea Tuesday, killing at least two South Korean marines and two civilians. Sixteen others were injured, along with three civilians. The South retaliated and warned of further strikes. The North later accused South Korea of attacking first. "As soon as the message about rising tensions between both countries...
  • North Korea expresses regret at civilian deaths (sorry but not that sorry)

    11/27/2010 6:38:13 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 21 replies
    Earth Times ^ | 11/27/10
    North Korea expresses regret at civilian deaths Sat, 27 Nov 2010 13:23:03 GMT Seoul - North Korea on Saturday expressed its regret at the civilian deaths from its shelling of a South Korean island earlier in the week, but then blamed the south for provoking the incident and accused it of using human shields. In a comment via the state-run KCNA news agency, Pyongyang accused the south of using civilians as human shields on Yeonpyeong island and remarked on the reports of civilian deaths. "If that is true, it is very regrettable, but the enemy should be held responsible for...
  • Fresh North Korean Artillery Fire Heard Near Shelled Island: "Brink of War"

    11/26/2010 1:34:41 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 41 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | November 26, 2010 | Reaganite Republican
    Shrill DPRK propaganda threatens "shower of fire"The ever-belligerent Norks fired more large guns today in the vicinity of the South Korean island shelled on Tuesday. To most observers it appears that a fading Kim Jong Il is happy to blow up a few Southern fisherman to impress the military with his choice of under-achieving 27-year-old son Kim Jong Un -reportedly not the sharpest knife in the drawer- as his designated successor in the world's only hereditary communist dictatorship. He's already made the kid a four-star general, and after visiting the artillery site on Monday the younger Kim is rumored to...
  • The Devastating Power of N.Korea's MLRS Artillery

    11/26/2010 1:11:38 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 31 replies
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | 11/26/10
    The Devastating Power of N.Korea's MLRS Artillery The 122-mm Multiple Launch Rocket System shells North Korea fired on Yeongpyeong Island on Tuesday are fatal weapons that can kill people and devastate large areas with an extra-high penetration capability. They are among the weapons most feared by soldiers. During World War II, the Soviet Union used a version called the Katyusha or "Stalin Organ" against the German forces, and in 1991, the U.S. military terrorized Iraqi soldiers by deploying a modern-day version of the MLRS. It is extremely rare for a country to use such weapons in peacetime and target unarmed...
  • Military: artillery sound from within North's territory, no shells land in southern waters(Nov26 pm)

    11/26/2010 1:02:32 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 6 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 11/26/10
    (LEAD) Military: artillery sound from within North's territory, no shells land in southern waters SEOUL, Nov. 26 (Yonhap) -- The series of explosion sounds heard Friday on the border island attacked by North Korea earlier this week appear related to training within the North's territory, military officials said. No shells landed in waters on either side of the Koreas' Yellow Sea border or near Yeonpyeong Island, said Col. Lee Bung-woo, a spokesman at the South's Joint Chiefs of Staff. "The firing was not aimed at us, and we believe the sounds were heard as North Korea conducted its routine training...
  • S. Korea: Ministry of Defense Unveils Photos Showing Marine Unit under (N. Korean) Attack

    11/26/2010 12:56:49 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 18 replies
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | 11/26/10
  • N.Korea Continues 'Shameless' Demands(we need money..NOW!)

    11/25/2010 6:50:51 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 15 replies
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | 11/25/10
    N.Korea Continues 'Shameless' Demands North Korea blithely demanded resumption of lucrative package tours to Mt. Kumgang only a day after shelling Yeonpyeong Island in an attack that killed two marines and two civilians and wounded dozens of others. A Unification Ministry called the demand "shameless." North Korea's Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the Fatherland on its website Uriminzokkiri on Wednesday said, "If the South Korean government is genuinely interested in improving inter-Korean relations, it should come to the table to discuss resumption of tours to Mt. Kumgang. We have opened the door to improve inter-Korean relations and mutual reconciliation,...
  • Photos: Remnants of N. Korean Ordinance on Display at S. Korea's Legislature

    11/24/2010 7:12:55 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 17 replies
    Donga Ilbo ^ | 11/25/10
    Remnants of N. Korean Ordnance on Display at S. Korea's Legislature
  • S. Korea: The Picture of the Day (aftermath of NK shelling)

    11/24/2010 6:41:16 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 71 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo! Korea ^ | 11/24/10
    An unexploded N. Korean shell stuck in a road
  • Pyongyang TV Spits Bile; N.Korea Envoy Issues Threat on NY Street re: Further Attacks on South (TV)

    11/24/2010 1:41:47 AM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 69 replies · 1+ views
    FNN TV (Japanese News) Video Stream Link ^ | 24 November 2010 | FNN News Video Stream, Tokyo
    Noteworthy in this short FNN Network News (Japanese) clip located at this page.Click on white triangle on the Japanese text page, after going to the link, to stream (on most systems, up for another day or so). Approximately one minute long clip, from Japanese evening news a few hours ago here in Tokyo.a) Footage of Pyongyang, North Korean TV female announcer spitting bile and filth towards innocent South Korea saying that they deserved the attacks because they started it and more would be on the way. b) Japanese and South Korean reporters today apparantly caught and cornered the envoy...
  • S. Korea: More Photos of Damage in Yonpyongdo

    11/23/2010 5:32:31 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 33 replies
    More Photos of Damage in Yonpyongdo
  • N. Korea fires artillery towards S. Korean island, official says (houses destroyed, fire broke out)

    11/22/2010 10:44:16 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 574 replies · 4+ views
    Yonhap News ^ | 11/23/10
    N. Korea fires artillery towards S. Korean island, official says SEOUL, Nov. 23 (Yonhap) -- North Korea on Tuesday fired several rounds of artillery towards South Korean waters and an island near the tense west sea border, the South's military said. The North's artillery shells fell at 2:34 p.m. in the South's waters off the island of Yeonpyeong, some of them landing directly on the island, said Col. Lee Bung-woo, spokesman at the South's Joint Chiefs of Staff. The South's military responded with its artillery firing.
  • N. Korea fires about 100 rounds of artillery into Yellow Sea

    08/09/2010 3:18:49 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 10 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 08/09/10
    N. Korea fires about 100 rounds of artillery into Yellow Sea SEOUL, Aug. 9 (Yonhap) -- North Korea on Monday fired some 100 rounds of artillery into its side of a disputed border with South Korea in the Yellow Sea, a South Korean military source said. The North Korean move comes right after South Korea ended large-scale five-day navy exercises near the inter-Korean border in a show of force against its communist neighbor blamed on sinking one of its warships in March. North Korea had warned of "strong physical retaliation" against the drills that it denounced as preparations for a...
  • North Korea fires more artillery: report(at 3pm local time)

    01/26/2010 11:20:14 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 35 replies · 897+ views
    Reuters ^ | 01/27/10
    North Korea fires more artillery: report (2010-01-27) (Reuters) - SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea fired more artillery in the direction of a disputed naval border with South Korea on Wednesday, Yonhap news agency said, hours after the rivals had an initial exchange that stoked regional security tensions. North Korea said the earlier firing was part of routine military drills and it would fire more into the waters that were inside its territory.
  • Iranian shelling of Kurdish region of Iraq continues

    09/23/2007 3:58:19 AM PDT · by Flavius · 79+ views
    mc ^ | 9/22/07 | na
    Baghdad - Iranian shelling of the border areas of the Kurdish autonomous region resumed Saturday at dawn in northern Iraq after a week-long cessation of fire, local Kurdish officials said.
  • Iraq: Baghdad Demands Iran Stop Shelling North

    09/04/2007 7:54:23 PM PDT · by familyop · 12 replies · 520+ views
    September 4, 2007 (RFE/RL) -- Iraq’s foreign minister, Hoshyar Zebari, is demanding Iran stop shelling areas in the Kurdish administered area of northern Iraq. During an official visit to Tehran on August 3, Zebari said Iran had been bombarding Kurdish villages in northern Iraq for two weeks. Zebari said the bombardment had forced as many as 3,000 Kurdish villagers to flee their homes in the Iran-Iraq border area. Zebari told reporters in Tehran that “in a normal relationship between two countries, this amounts to an act of aggression.” Tehran has so far refused to publicly acknowledge any such activity. But...
  • Hundreds Displaced in Northern Iraq [Iran shelling Kurds.]

    09/02/2007 1:11:37 AM PDT · by familyop · 8 replies · 690+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 01SEP07 | YAHYA BARZANJI
    MARDOW, Iraq (AP) — As explosions boomed in the distance, a Kurdish woman stood outside her house and pointed to where shells scorched parts of her father's grapes and plum orchards. "It was a bad day when some 20 shells hit our village in a single day last week. We were crying as we prayed to God to protect us from the bombs of the Islamic Republic of Iran," said Serwa Ibrahim, one of the few remaining villagers in Mardow, about 25 miles from the Iranian border. "Despite the shelling, I will stay in my village until the end," Ibrahim,...
  • Heavy Shelling In Somali Capital

    02/20/2007 12:14:44 PM PST · by blam · 10 replies · 372+ views
    BBC ^ | 2-20-2007
    Heavy shelling in Somali capital Dozens have been killed or injured in similar attacks this year Somali government forces and Ethiopian troops have shelled areas of Somalia's capital Mogadishu after their positions came under fire from insurgents. At least 12 people, mostly civilians, were killed in the exchanges - the heaviest since the government took Mogadishu from Islamists last year. Unknown gunmen launch almost daily attacks in the city. Some Islamists, who last year were controlled much of southern Somalia, have vowed to start a guerrilla war. The government blames the attacks on Islamist fighters and on Monday set up...
  • Crawling Porsches and the prayerful join Lebanon's opulent exodus

    07/15/2006 4:09:19 PM PDT · by wouldntbprudent · 19 replies · 876+ views
    Telegraph ^ | July 15, 2006 | Tim Butcher
    It was perhaps the most elegant exodus in history. Thousands of wealthy, well-dressed Arabs snarled the mountain roads leading to Syria with their Range Rovers and Porsches as they fled Lebanon yesterday. There were women with expensive coiffures, husbands wearing designer sunglasses and teenagers playing the latest hand-held video games as Lebanon morphed from Arab world summer playground to ghostland.
  • I Have Seen the Enemy and It Is Us

    02/17/2005 8:30:19 PM PST · by markkind · 2 replies · 701+ views
    I would like to consider myself a fair person. I think my radio listening habits reveal just how open-minded I am to alternative points of view. When I lived in NY I listened to Morning Sedition on Air America in the morning, Rush Limbaugh at noon, Bill O'Reilly in the mid-afternoons, and depending on my mood and what time I got out of work, I switched off between Randi Rhodes (again Air America) and Mark Levin. If I was in the car late at night I switched back and forth between Laura Inghram, and the Majority Report with Jeneane Garofolo...
  • U.S. Jets Strike Fallujah With Five Raids

    11/05/2004 1:09:08 PM PST · by STARWISE · 24 replies · 946+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 11-05-04 | TINI TRAN, Associated Press Writer
    U.S. Jets Strike Fallujah With Five Raids Fri Nov 5,11:53 AM ET Top Stories - AP p By TINI TRAN, Associated Press Writer BAGHDAD, Iraq - U.S. jets struck Fallujah with five air raids in 12 hours, softening up the insurgent stronghold for an expected major assault. Guerrillas responded with a rocket attack Friday, killing a U.S. soldier and wounding seven others, the U.S. military said. Iraq (news - web sites)'s interim prime minister, Ayad Allawi, warned that the "window is closing" for a peaceful settlement to avert an offensive on Fallujah, west of Baghdad. U.S. troops sealed off roads...
  • Four dead in 'Fallujah Brigade' shelling

    09/03/2004 1:34:27 PM PDT · by yonif · 2 replies · 460+ views
    Examiner ^ | 03/09/2004
    Four people were killed in shelling at a checkpoint of the Fallujah Brigade, which had been patrolling the city since April, security and hospital officials said. Captain Majid Ahmad Salim, the Fallujah Brigade’s commander in the southern part of the city, said the fire came from U.S. tanks outside the city. The U.S. military said they had no immediate information on the attack. Salim and other Iraqi officers said it was the first such incident between U.S. troops and members of the Fallujah Brigade, made up in part of loyalists to former president Saddam Hussein and insurgents who fought U.S....
  • Thousands Flee From Their Homes In Fierce Battle For Liberia's Capital

    07/27/2003 2:58:16 PM PDT · by blam · 6 replies · 499+ views
    Independent (UK) ^ | 7-28-2003 | Declan Walsh
    Thousands flee from their homes in fierce battle for Liberia's capital By Declan Walsh in Monrovia 28 July 2003 A fresh wave of fighting in the battle for Liberia's coastal capital, Monrovia, sent thousands more fleeing their homes yesterday as clashes erupted around the city's key bridges. Mortars slammed into the central and diplomatic districts, where only hours earlier the US ambassador, John W Blaney, called on the rebels to pull 12km back from Monrovia to the Po river to allow African peacekeepers to deploy. But the Liberians United for Reconciliation and Democracy replied with a fierce attack on government...
  • Shell kills 15 in Liberian church

    07/26/2003 7:33:19 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 2 replies · 134+ views
    icNewcastle ^ | July 26 2003 | The Journal
    A mortar round has crashed into a church crowded with hundreds of refugees near Monrovia's embattled port, killing at least 15 civilians, including whole families, who were taking shelter inside. It was the second time in two days that shells have hit buildings filled with refugees in Liberia's capital, under siege by rebels in a now week-old offensive to take Monrovia and topple President Charles Taylor. The Greater Refuge Church, on a hill overlooking the Monrovia's rebel-held port and the heavily contested bridges leading from it, had taken in hundreds of refugees from outside the capital since rebels began their...
  • Scenes From Liberia: Horror, Chaos And People Pleading For Help

    07/25/2003 4:01:56 PM PDT · by blam · 11 replies · 477+ views
    Independent (UK) ^ | 7-26-2003 | Declan Walsh
    Scenes from Liberia: Horror, chaos and a people pleading for help By Declan Walsh in Monrovia 26 July 2003 At first, Siapha Kiazolu was speechless. He stood on the spot where a mortar shell killed his wife two hours before, and pointed at the thickening pool of blood, the scattered flip-flops, the white body bag. Then he found her hat. "It hit her in the head," he mumbled, fingering two jagged holes. Siapha dropped the wool hat on the ground, and turned away in pain. Then he clutched his sides in pain and let out a long, desperate wail. As...
  • Heavy shelling pounds streets near U.S. Embassy in Liberia's capital

    07/25/2003 6:45:16 AM PDT · by Brian S · 8 replies · 228+ views
    Friday, July 25, 2003 ADVERTISEMENT MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) - Heavy shelling hit the refugee-crowded neighbourhood of the U.S. Embassy on Friday, killing at least 11 civilians, including several children. One shell in the barrage, the worst since Monday in a near week-long rebel attack on Monrovia, struck inside the U.S. Embassy compound, exploding harmlessly on rocky ground, a U.S. official said. Fifteen to 20 shells hit within 10 minutes at the height of the attack, sending residents of downtown and the blocks around the high-walled, heavily-guarded U.S. Embassy compound running, terrified, for cover. A shell at the open of the...
  • Kurdish officials accuse Turkey of shelling

    04/04/2003 6:40:13 PM PST · by Destro · 7 replies · 175+ views
    KurdishMedia.com ^ | 04/04/2003 | KurdishMedia.com
    Kurdish officials accuse Turkey of shelling 04/04/2003 KurdishMedia.com London (KurdishMedia.com) The news agency Reuters reported today that Kurdish officials in south Kurdistan have accused Turkey of repeated shelling. Turkish Foreign Minister Abdullah Gul has denied the claims. Kurdish officials have claimed that shelling on three separate occasions in the last week from the Turkish side of the border have taken place, reported Reuters. The shelling is to have taken place near the village of Karne, two kilometres from the Zahko river. Both the Turkish Foreign Minister Abdullah Gul and the Turkish Army have denied the claims. "This is completely false,"...
  • Hezbollah Resumes Attacks in the North (of Israel)

    04/24/2002 10:37:12 AM PDT · by anotherview · 10 replies · 237+ views
    Ha'Aretz ^ | 4/24/2002 | Uri Ash and Amos Harel
    Hezbollah fires on northern border; no injuries By Uri Ash and Amos Harel, Ha'aretz Correspondents Guerillas from the militant Hezbollah organization renewed attacks along the northern border Wednesday, firing anti-aircraft shells. Shrapnel from the shells landed in the northern town of Shlomi. There were no injuries and no damages reported. Wednesday's attack was the first on the northern border since U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell visited the area about two weeks ago. During his visit, Powell succeeded in bringing about a cease-fire on the northern front after relaying to Lebanese and Syrian leaders a clear and uncompromising message that...