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U.S. analysts locate secret North Korean missile sites

By Mike Tyler

November 13, 2018 - U.S. analysts say they have identified between 13 and 20 undeclared facilities inside North Korea to hide mobile, nuclear-capable missiles, despite agreements from Pyongyang to denuclearise.

The ballistic missile operating bases are small, dispersed throughout North Korea, and, with few exceptions, located in narrow mountain valleys, according to a report by researchers at the Centre for Strategic and International Studies in Washington.

Although the sites are not launch facilities and in some cases are rudimentary, the authors of the report say they are hidden and illustrate the scope of the North’s weapons programme and the country’s determination to conceal its military might.

The findings were based on satellite imagery, and interviews with defectors and intelligence and government officials, according to a report by the AFP news agency.

PUBLISHED: 13/11/2018; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Other