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US, allies send fighters, bombers over Korean Peninsula in show of force

US, allies send fighters, bombers over Korean Peninsula in show of force
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The U.S., Japan and South Korea on Sunday sent fighter jets and bombers over the Korean Peninsula in a show of force.

U.S. Air Force and Marine Corps aircraft flew across the Korean Peninsula and released live weapons in a training area as part of the exercise, according to the U.S. Pacific Command.

It came after North Korea last week fired another ballistic missile over northern Japan.

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South Korea's military said the missile fired from Pyongyang flew about 2,300 miles before landing in the Pacific Ocean.

The move further escalated tensions in the region after North Korea conducted a nuclear test earlier this month.

President Trump on Sunday took aim at North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Twitter.

"I spoke with President Moon of South Korea last night," Trump tweeted Sunday. "Asked him how Rocket Man is doing. Long gas lines forming in North Korea. Too bad!"

Trump is scheduled to address the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday, and a North Korean delegation is expected to be in the audience.