January 07 2011
About 200 special operations troops have been taking part in annual winter training in the mountains of South Korea's northeastern Gangwon province, reports the Korea Times.
The nine days of drills included simulated infiltration missions, building shelters, as well as ambushing and deterring enemies.
Plans also called for combat skiing in full gear weighing more than 66 pounds (30 kg).
Widely distributed photographs showed the soldiers rubbing handfuls of snow over their...
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