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S. Korea, U.S. deploy B-52 strategic bomber over Korean Peninsula

2016/01/10 12:03

SEOUL, Jan. 10 (Yonhap) -- South Korea and the United States said Sunday they have deployed the B-52 Stratofortress, a long-range strategic bomber, over the Korean Peninsula, three days after North Korea said it has tested a hydrogen bomb.

Seoul and Washington said the B-52 bomber left U.S. Andersen Air Force Base in Guam on Sunday morning and arrived in the skies above Osan, Gyeonggi Province, at noon.

The bomber flew past Osan surrounded by an entourage of two South Korean F-15Ks and two U.S. F-16s, the two sides' militaries said.

The deployment is the second countermeasure employed by the South since North Korea announced its H-bomb test Wednesday.

The first was loudspeaker broadcasts condemning the North, which were resumed along the inter-Korean border about four months after they'd been stopped.