When Misty, North Korean Army fled to South Korea


A North Korean soldier takes the mist to cross over to South Korea. This crossing is colored by firing back from both sides.

This defector is passing through the center line of the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) and is seen in front of a guardhouse around 08.00 local time. The weather situation in the DMZ region was then covered in thick fog.

The Joint Chief of Staff (JCS) stated that the soldier was low-ranking and crossed with an AK-47 assault rifle. ] South Korean troops see North Korean border guards searching at 9:24 local time and firing 20 shots of warning. The warning shots were fired back about 50 minutes later by the North Koreans

"We have detained these defectorate soldiers safely and the relevant agents are investigating to find out the reason and manner of the soldiers crossing," a JCS spokesman said. , Roh Jae-cheon, was quoted as saying The Korea Herald [1945913]] The army is estimated to be 19 years old and only joined the military for two years. He is now being handled by the National Intelligence Service and Defense Security Command.

Throughout this year, there are four North Korean military personnel crossing into South Korea. The previous crossing was carried out by a soldier named Oh Chung-sung aged 24 years in the village Panmunjom, November.

 Demilitary Zone North Korea - South Korea Demilitary Zone North Korea – South Korea Photo: Zaki Alfarabi

Chung-sung escapes and suffers a gunshot wound to unconsciousness. The South Korean army then rescues her through a night pick-up operation. He is now being treated for poor health and malnutrition.

The escape route through the DMZ is classified as dangerous. Notes The BBC mentions the border is the most rigorous area in the world. This thin field is filled with landmines, surveillance cameras, hedge rails, and barbed wire.

Runaway through the DMZ track is very small. In June 2017, two North Korean soldiers went through this route to defect and in 2016 only a single soldier went through this route.

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Christmas Security 2017, South Sulawesi Police Chief Meet the Archbishop of Makassar

 South Sulawesi Police Chief Inspector General Umar Septono met with Archbishop of Johannes Johannes Liku Ada (Jhon Liku-ada) related to the security of Christmas 2017. The meeting discussed from the Christmas worship service to the police security required by the church.

The meeting was held in Kathedral Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, on Jalan Kajaolalido, Makassar, South Sulawesi, Thursday (21/12/2017) night. The head of the Archdiocese of Makassar oversees three regions, namely South Sulawesi, Central Sulawesi, and West Sulawesi.

"The series of candle operations in 2017, we check the readiness of activities at Catholic Christmas celebration church here, and what role can I contribute to succeed Christmas and New Year, for the Christian community, "Umar said at the site after the meeting.

In addition, Umar also requested a timetable from the Christmas Eve celebration procession. This is so that the police stationed in the churches will understand their duties and responsibilities.

"I also asked for the plans and stages of the stages of worship, etc., which will be further followed up by members of the Polrestabes Police in Makassar," he said. 19659002] Umar said it has alerted all personnel to secure the 2017 Christmas celebration. South Sulawesi Police has also conducted a standby apple to welcome Operation Candle 2017.

"We have already apple standby degree, our members will stand by at some point as in places of worship, places of worship, and other centers. "The post will be established starting on December 23," said Umar.

Meanwhile, in connection with the arrival of South Sulawesi Police Head and his ranks, Archbishop Jhon Liku-there is hope of Christmas this year can take place peacefully.

"We are from the Catholic side of the thank you, we feel patronized, every one there calm and secure because of the attention of the police, "said Jhon Liku-ada.
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One More North Korean Army Defected to South Korea

A North Korean army has defected to South Korea, crossing the Military Free Zone, the Seoul Ministry of Defense said.

The "low-level" army appeared in front of a guard post at about 8 am Thursday (21/12) Yonhap

The Ministry of Defense said there were no gunfire from North Korean troops in the incident, unlike a month ago, when a North Korean soldier drove a jeep across the Military Free Zone or DMZ in the rain bullets from his colleagues. He suffered five gunshot wounds.

The November defectors reached the Joint Security area within the DMZ, which formed the de facto border between the two Koreas since the Korean War, and took refuge behind a building. He was later rescued by the South Korean army, and was flown by American helicopter to Ajou University Hospital in Suwon. He was allegedly still undergoing treatment there.

The November incident was the first shooting in the DMZ since 1984, when both sides fired each other when a Soviet citizen ran across the border to enter South Korea.

Thursday's defection was the fourth conducted by a North Korean army this year. [sp/ii]

Pakistan accuses US exports war and instability to South Asia

Pakistan accuses the United States of exporting war and eternal instability into South Asia, and siding with India in bilateral agreements.

The allegations made by Pakistan's National Security Adviser Nasir Janjua once again show the decline of Islamabad Washington. It also reinforced reports that the two countries have been at loggerheads especially since President Donald Trump in August uncovered a new policy for Afghanistan and South Asia.

American policy accuses Pakistan of protecting terrorists, including the Haqqani Network, which waged war on Afghanistan and drafted an attack on India. The US policy also focused on the use of more intensive military means to defeat the Afghan Taliban and called for India to expand its role in Afghanistan, disregarding Islamabad's opposition and claims.

Janjua reaffirmed Pakistan's objections when speaking at a security seminar in Islamabad on Monday. "Pakistan has been made irrelevant in Afghanistan, seeking a scapegoat and piling up all the blame on Pakistan, siding with India on all subjects," he said. "Pakistan has been made irrelevant to Afghanistan, plans to lower the level of relations, US legislators ask that Pakistan be declared a sponsored state of terrorism, "Janjua said.

He added that although Pakistan is a NATO ally, its efforts to obtain defense equipment have been blocked and its nuclear weapons program opposed.

India has become an ally of choice and military solutions are once again chosen for Afghanistan, "Janjua said. He added that the way forward for America in Afghanistan is to focus on political solutions rather than military forces.

He added that Washington should appoint a political authority in Afghanistan whose authority is the same as the military commander to advance the political settlement.

Janjua also accused the United States of wanting to stem the rise of China and Russia's return to the region, thus opposing a multibillion-dollar economic corridor project funded by the China's Global Belt and Road Initiative.

To mitigate China and Russia's challenges and to ensure self-transcendence, America exports war and eternal instability to South Asia, "Janjua said. India was supported and encouraged to advance American regional interests

No response from US officials to this Janjua statement

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis earlier this month visited Pakistan where he called for civilian and military leaders to step up efforts against terrorism. Officials did not disclose details of the talks, but called them positive and productive, without the confrontation element. [ds]

President of South Korea, China, Begins Efforts to Recover Diplomatic Dispute

South Korean President Moon Jae-in and Chinese President Xi Jinping held live talks in Beijing on Thursday in a bid to restore a year-long dispute over Seoul's decision to place a US-made missile defense system.

The meeting between the two leaders at Balai Agung Rakyat is following up on an agreement reached last October to further discuss the placement of the High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) Terminal System by South Korea last year. The deployment infuriated Beijing, which regarded the THAAD system as a threat to Chinese security.

China responded by banning Korean pop stars from visiting, removing some popular South Korean television shows from state television broadcasts and stopping Chinese tourists visiting Korea South.

South Korea declares placing THAAD system to fend off growing threats from North Korea over its ballistic and nuclear missile programs.

Moon will end his official visit to China on Saturday. [uh/ab]