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Koreas High Alert Yeonpyeong Island


Prelim Briefing (.pdf) on N. Korean artillery attack on Yeonpyeong Island, S. Korea

Prelim Briefing (.pdf) on N. Korean artillery attack on Yeonpyeong Island, S. Korea

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  • 1. The Koreas on High Alert Following Exchange of Fire (Preliminary Briefing – Shelling of Yeonpyeong Island, 23 Nov 2010 ) By: C. L. Staten, National Security Analyst  Emergency Response & Research Institute (ERRI) and EmergencyNet News
  • 2. Disputed Island Under N. Korean Fire Smoke (right) rises from South Korea's Yeonpyeong Island after being hit by dozens of artillery shells fired by North Korea on November 23, 2010. At least one South Korean soldier has been killed, and several more soliders and South Korean civilians were wounded and evacuated to bunkers, according to South Korean TV source.
  • 3. Types of Weapons Used by N. Korea - TBD The exact types of weapons used to fire rounds on Tuesday on Yeonpyeong Island have yet to be identified, but it appears a variety of arms were used. South Korea's military said the attack came as its forces conducted an annual exercise on/near Yeonpyeong island, which lies approx. 12 kilometers off the North Korean coast in the West Sea. They said the North had previously objected to the exercise. Location of Tuesday’s artillery fire - Yeongpyeong Island
  • 4. More than 100 Rounds Fired • North Korea fired artillery toward its tense western sea border with S. Korea on Tues. killing at least one South Korean soldier, the Yonhap news agency reported. • At least two civilians and 13 other South Korean military personnel were reportedly injured, with three of the soldiers seriously hurt, Yonhap said. The North Korean M1989 170 mm self-propelled gun is a long-range artillery system
  • 5. S. Korea Armored Div. on Alert at Han River A South Korean army armored division take part in an exercise against a possible attack from North Korea on the Han River in Yeoju, about 62 miles southeast of Seoul.
  • 6. S. Korea Scrambles F-16’s • S. Korea scrambled heavily armed F-16 fighter jets and returned fire, after North Korea fired on Yeonpyeong island. • South Korean president Lee Myung-bak said Tuesday that North Korea's "indiscriminate attack on civilians can never be tolerated," the Toronto Star reports. • U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday condemned North Korea's artillery attack on South Korea's Yeongpyeong Island and conveyed his concerns to the Security Council's president.
  • 7. Does Korea Still Have Support of Free World? • As N. Korean provocations continue and even escalate, the question that must be asked is whether or not S. Korea still has the resolute support of her allies? And, if so…what are they going to do? • The United States, which has tens of thousands of troops stationed in South Korea, condemned the attack and called on North Korea to "halt its belligerent action," White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said. U.S. fire teams during joint forces drill
  • 8. Questions, comments, suggestions or requests for more information can be directed to: Emergency Response & Research Institute (ERRI) EmergencyNet News 6348 N. Milwaukee Ave. #312 Chicago, IL 60646 (773) 631-3774 – Voice, messages (773) 631-4703 – Facsimile – E-mail - website Editor’s note: This report contains open source intelligence information (OSINT) and should be considered a preliminary assessment. More confirmed data should be available as other intel. collection efforts proceed. This report may contain military, or FOUO sensitive data… (c) Emergency Response & Research Institute, Inc. 1991-2010Updated 11/13/2010