North Korean defector: What we've learned from dramatic footage

Extraordinary footage of the recent defection of a North Korean soldier to the South across the border has been released.
On 13 November a North Korean soldier drove up to the border within the Joint Security Area (JSA) and then sprinted to the other side, a hail of bullets following him.
The JSA is the only place in the 250km (155 miles)-long Demilitarised Zone (DMZ) where soldiers from both sides face each other. Located in the village of Panmunjom, it's a popular tourist attraction for South Koreans.
The UN Command, which oversees the military forces supporting South Korea, said the... read more

 
22 November 2017 in World News, Views: 55
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