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North Korea ICBM Footage May Have Come From Failed Test: NK Pro

Images of North Korea’s successful launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile overseen by Kim Jong Un that aired on the reclusive nation’s state TV on Friday were likely taken from an earlier test that failed, NK Pro reported. 

Satellite images of the Pyongyang International Airport, where the tests were conducted, indicate North Korea used some footage from a failed Hwasong-17 test a week earlier, according to the report. Analysis of an apparent burn mark on the ground, shadows and background show North Korea used old footage for the launch and then possibly added footage from the March 24 test, it said.