21 August 2017

News Story: S. Korean Marines hold exercises for eastern island defense

SEOUL, Aug. 20 (Yonhap) -- South Korean Marines have started their largest-ever training to defend the eastern island of Ulleung, the Marine Corps said Sunday.

Ulleung Island, some 120 kilometers off the eastern coast, is located near Dokdo, a set of rocky islets owned by Seoul but claimed by Tokyo. It is the country's eighth-largest island with a population of 10,000.

More than 90 Marines are participating in the monthlong drills that kicked off last Friday.

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