U.S B-1 Bombers Conduct Drills with ROK Jets amid Tensions

U.S strategic bombers have conducted air force drills with South Korean fighter jets amid escalating tension on Korean Peninsula.

An unnamed South Korean military source and quoted by Yonhap news agency said two B-1 Lancer supersonic bombers carried out air force trainings over the peninsula for two to three hours on Monday.

U.S bombers reportedly departed from the U.S Anderson air base in Guam and arrived at South Korea's east waters at about noon on Monday

The supersonic bombers conducted joint exercises with several F-15K fighter jets of South Korea, then after conducted separate drills with fighter jets from the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier, which was recently landed to the peninsula.

Then, the bombers flew to the west waters of South Korea to drop target-practice bombs at the training ground.

The air sorties, made by one of the three key U.S. strategic bombers including B-2 and B-52 bombers, came amid the rising tensions on the peninsula.

 

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