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    North Korean leader Kim Jong-un built a new command center beside his house, Seoul-based Yonhap News Agency reported.

    North Korea has a new command center and apparently it is right beside one of Kim Jong Un's residences in Pyongyang, Seoul-based Yonhap News Agency reported.

    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (L) provides field guidance at the newly built National Space Development General Satellite Control and Command Centre in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang May 3, 2015.
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    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un

    The location of the command center was found after Yonhap managed to analyze satellite images taken by Google Earth last September. The complex is about 400 meters away from one of luxurious homes of the North Korean leader.

    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (C) provides field guidance at the newly built National Space Development General Satellite Control and Command Centre in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang May 3, 2015.
    © REUTERS / KCNA
    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un

    The pictures show the 13 square meter complex included several buildings and an observation tower.

    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (C) provides field guidance at the newly built National Space Development General Satellite Control and Command Centre in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang May 3, 2015.
    © REUTERS / KCNA
    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un

    Yonhap concluded that the close proximity of the command center complex shows Kim's active involvement in North Korea's long-range missile development program. The South Korean news agency also speculated that North Korea is planning a missile launch this October.

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