Kim Jong-Il's secret mountain command centre
London, Jan 22(ANI): North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il has reportedly constructed a military command centre in a hollowed-out mountain close to the Chinese border from where he plans to fight a guerrilla campaign if his country is invaded or engulfed by civil unrest.
According to military experts of the Kanwa Information Centre's Hong Kong bureau, Kim had the interior of Mount Baekdusan excavated to store helicopters and fighter jets that can take off from a nearby airfield.
"This whole region is historically significant to the entire regime because this is where Kim Il-Song, Kim's father, staged his guerrilla campaign against the Japanese during the occupation in the early decades of the last century," The Telegraph quoted Andrei Chang, the author of the report, as saying.
"We believe this would be the last place that the present regime would retreat to and try to conduct a campaign such as we are presently seeing in Afghanistan," he added.
He further said construction of the facility has taken many years, and the Chinese border is a short helicopter flight away.
Kanwa identified the Mount Baekdusan "guest house" as the location of the military headquarters after examining 13 similar palaces across the impoverished country. (ANI)