(PYONGYANG, North Korea) -- The uncle of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has reportedly been executed, according to North Korea's state run news agency. Jang Song Thaek had been seen as the number two figure in the regime until his arrest this week for allegations of corruption, treachery, and womanizing.
Scott Snyder, a senior fellow for Korea Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, believes this power purge will represent a period of upheaval.
"Two of Jang's subordinates were already executed several weeks ago. It's likely this purge will go on for some weeks or possibly even months," he said.
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