South Korean Army commandos conducted an exercise Tuesday to simulate fending off North Korean terrorist attacks.
About 200 special operations forces joined the one-day drill in the compound of the Army's 2nd Operational Command in Daegu, 302 kilometers south of Seoul, according to the Army.
A total of 18 military helicopters were mobilized, practicing quickly transporting backup forces to battle fields or strategically relocating combat forces.
Under a scenario of the North Korean military carrying out terrorist assaults on key South Korean facilities, the special forces were drilled to relocate using choppers to search and decimate enemy forces, the Army said.
It also involved refueling operations for the military helicopters, a mission which is crucial when a battle continues for a prolonged period of time.
"The latest exercise was focused on verifying our preparedness to dispatch a commando brigade to the place of an enemy attack in order to preoccupy the site and terminate the battle," the 2nd Operational Command chief Gen. Park Chan-ju said.
Meanwhile, the US forces stationed in South Korea practiced tunnel clearing operations last week, the US 2nd Infantry Division said, a drill that appeared aimed at eliminating North Korean targets in underground tunnels.