Posted: Tuesday, 03 December 2013 11:32AM

Shake Up Among North Korea's Top Military Brass?



JUNG YEON-JE/AFP/Getty Images(SEOUL, South Korea) -- North Korea may have undergone the biggest political upheaval since current leader Kim Jong-un succeeded his late father in December 2011.

South Korea’s Yonhap news, citing the country’s top spy agency, reports the man thought to be the real power behind the throne in North Korea -- Kim’s uncle, Jang Song-thaek -- has been dismissed from his post.

Jang has been serving as the vice chairman of North Korea’s top military body. He is married to the sister of former leader Kim Jong-il.

Yonhap also reports that South Korea’s top spy agency presented parliament with intelligence indicating two of Jang’s closest confidants were recently executed in public, and that Jang has not been seen since.

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