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Dramatic video of North Korea defector's getaway under fire

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 01:23

The U.N. Command releases video of a North Korean soldier's dash across the DMZ in an effort to defect to the South, under fire by his fellow countrymen. No reporter narration.

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(ROUGH CUT - NO REPORTER NARRATION) The U.N. Command on Wednesday (November 22) released a dramatic video of North Korea defector's getaway under fire, as they said the North Korea had been informed that it had violated the 1953 armistice agreement, which marked the cessation of hostilities in the Korean War. The CCTV (closed-circuit television) footage showed North Korea's military vehicle speeding towards the border, passing checkpoints manned by North Korean guards before appearing to get stuck in a ditch on November 13. In the video, North Korean border guards were seen only steps behind the North Korean soldier when they opened fire and one briefly crossed the border pursuing the wounded defector as he dashed to the South Korean side. The soldier, whose rank and identity have not been disclosed, was flown by a U.S. military helicopter to a hospital after his escape to South Korea in a hail of bullets fired by North Korean soldiers.

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Dramatic video of North Korea defector's getaway under fire

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 01:23