North Korea clearing land inside DMZ in possible armistice violation: Imagery | NK News
July 20, 2024
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North Korea clearing land inside DMZ in possible armistice violation: Imagery

Construction near east coast may be part of DPRK’s efforts to strengthen border in line with tougher stance toward South

North Korea has cleared a 1.8-mile strip of land that extends into the demilitarized zone (DMZ) at the country’s easternmost border, according to NK News analysis of satellite imagery, in an apparent effort to strengthen its south-facing border.

Satellite imagery from Planet Labs shows that the new development appeared in recent weeks and that parts of the construction extend past the DPRK’s final border fence into the DMZ, the 2.5-mile wide boundary between the two Koreas.

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