Hidden missile bases in North Korea seen in satellite images

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Satellite images have located 13 of an estimated 20 undeclared missile operating bases in North Korea.

Specifically, the Sakkanmol missile base, which is around 85 miles from Seoul, is shown in satellite images to be located amidst mountainous terrain.

The Sakkanmol missile base includes barracks, underground facilities to house the transporter-erector-launches (TELs) or mobile-erector-launchers (MELs), and vehicle maintenance and storage, according to a study by a Washington think tank.

Satellite images also show the base's checkpoint, headquarters building, maintenance depots and entrances to underground tunnels that could potentially hide the missiles and the trucks that transport them.

The missile operating bases are not launch facilities. However, missiles could be launched from there in an event of an emergency.

Victor Cha, a prominent North Korean expert, claims the missile bases are actively in use and are not "decaying."

This comes amid reports that North Korea was dismantling a key missile site in July.

RUNDOWN SHOWS:
1. North Korea on map
2. Sakkanmol missile base and Seoul
3. Facilities seen on the Sakkanmol missile base
4. Other facilities on the Sakkanmol missile base with missile and truck

VOICEOVER (in English):
"Satellite images have located 13 of an estimated 20 undeclared missile operating bases in North Korea."

"Specifically, the Sakkanmol missile base, which is around 85 miles from Seoul, is shown in satellite images to be located amidst mountainous terrain. "

"According to a study by a Washington think tank, the Sakkanmol missile base includes barracks, underground facilities to house the transporter-erector-launches (TELs) or mobile-erector-launchers (MELs), and vehicle maintenance and storage."

"Satellite images also show the base's checkpoint, headquarters building, maintenance depots and entrances to underground tunnels that could potentially hide the missiles and the trucks that transport them."

SOURCES: New York Times, USA Today, CNN, NPR, The Washington Post, Beyond Parallel,
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/12/us/politics/north-korea-missile-bases.html
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2018/11/12/north-korea-has-least-13-secret-ballistic-missile-bases/1976942002/
https://edition.cnn.com/2018/11/12/politics/north-korea-hidden-missile-bases/index.html
https://www.npr.org/2018/11/12/667028095/commercial-satellites-reveal-north-korean-missile-base
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2018/11/12/newly-revealed-north-korean-missile-bases-cast-doubt-value-trumps-summit-with-kim-jong-un/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.657bd33ef5a5
https://beyondparallel.csis.org/north-koreas-undeclared-missile-operating-bases/