The United States is monitoring information indicating that North Korea may be running a large underground military base in Syria that could be used for advanced weaponry and nuclear-related work, according to regional reports and U.S. officials tracking the situation.
The high level of secrecy and tight guard in the
North Korean base raise speculations whether it's a
nuclear facility or overseas depot for North
The underground North Korean military base could be
hiding more than just chemical weapons, according
to regional reports indicating that the
sheer size of the base, which is mostly situated within
a mountain, raises concerns of nuclear work.
Purported satellite images of the base circulating on
the internet indicate that only a small portion of the
facility is visible from above ground.
"Long tunnels have been built during the last seven
years in a deep valley in Qardaha under the supervision
of North Korean experts," the Zaman Al Wasl outlet
(Wanted to know where this area is in Syria:
Qardaha (Arabic: قرداحة / ALA-LC: Qardāḥah) (French:
Cardaha) is a village in northwestern Syria, in the
mountains overlooking the coastal town of Latakia