Al Jazeera: North Korea warns of 'merciless' response amid drills
Pyongyang says any territorial violations during annual US-South Korea military exercises will be met with force.
North Korea has warned of a "merciless" response if its territorial boundaries are violated during large-scale military drills involving US and South Korean forces.
Pyongyang on Thursday reacted to the start of the annual war games with its typical fiery rhetoric, but recent missile and nuclear tests by the North give the usual threats an added weight.
The military drills between Seoul and Washington always rile North Korea, which calls the exercises a rehearsal for an invasion. This year's manoeuvres began on Wednesday.
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