A Western source told Japan's Kyodo News that part of a long range Scud missile jointly developed by North Korea, Syria and Iran landed in a Syrian market in May, killing some 20 people. The missile, one of two, strayed off course and landed in the market in Manbig, near the border with Turkey in northern Syria.
Syrian security officers, who blocked access to the area of the blast, told locals there had been a gas explosion, Kyodo said. More than 60 people were wounded, the news agency reported.
The other missile landed in a border area between Syria and Iraq, the diplomatic source said.