December 05, 2023

Pyongyang pilots: When North Korean jets dueled with Israel in skies over Egypt

DPRK opportunistically sent troops ahead of Yom Kippur War, and it may be willing to get involved in Middle East again

North Korea reportedly seeks to “comprehensively support Palestine” against Israel, and a Hamas official has even made the dubious claim that the DPRK could strike the U.S. mainland on behalf of the militant group.

But while the extent to which the DPRK is supporting Hamas is unclear, it did once go as far as committing troops to a Middle Eastern conflict, where its MiG fighters dueled with Israeli jets in the skies over Egypt.