Scud missile test-fired by N-Korea, Iran and Syria fails badly

August 15, 2009

(ChattahBox) — Two thirds of  George W. Bush’s “Axis of evil,” North Korea and Iran are said to be working together with Syria in trying to improve Scud missiles, developed by the Soviet Union during the Cold War. In one of those dirty little secrets that eventually finds the light of day a Japanese media report claimed on Friday that a test run in late May had some disastrous results. Two test missiles strayed off course, with one landing in a market in Manbig, near the border with Turkey in northern Syria, killing more than 20 people, a source said.
Kyodo News reported, military officials, blocked access to the area to recover what was left of the missile, and told residents there had been a gas explosion. More than 60 people were injured, the news service reported.  A military source said a problem with the guidance systems caused both missiles launches from southwestern Syria, to go astray.  The other missile is believed to have flown in a northeastern direction and may have landed in a border area between Syria and Iraq, the military source said. Heavily sanctioned North Korea seems quite willing to offer military technology and expertise for cash and is believed to be also helping Myanmar build a nuclear reactor.

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