South Korea begins new joint US military drills

Monday, 19 August 2013 - 14:18


South Korea and the US have begun a new round of joint military exercises today, the second round to take place this year.


Thousands of soldiers are taking part in computer-aided drills designed to test defence capabilities.


South Korea says that North Korea, which was angered by the previous drill, was notified well in advance.


The drills come as the North agreed to family reunions and reached a deal with the South on an industrial zone.