Korean Central News Agency of DPRK via Korea News Service (KNS)
Pyongyang, August 31 (KCNA) -- The U.S. imperialists committed more than 170 cases of aerial espionage against the DPRK in August by mobilizing various type strategic and tactical reconnaissance planes, according to a military source. U-2s made shuttle flights almost every day in the sky above the areas along the Military Demarcation Line to conduct frantic aerial photographing and electronic reconnaissance of the depth of the north.
On August 1, an overseas based E-3 spied on the military targets in the forefront area, while commanding fighters engaged in war exercises such as air-battle training, ground-target attack drill and aerial target-intercepting drill. A P-3 and an EP-3 made repeated flights in the air over the West and East Seas of Korea to spy on the north coastal areas and its sea-bed.
Tactical planes including RC-7Bs and RC-12s flew to spy on the areas along the front and coastal areas of the north day and night. The number of those planes involved reached 11 on Aug. 22 when the "Ulji Focus Lens-05" joint military exercises for aggression started and 12 on Aug. 23.
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