Using reports from Syria that is what NK Leadership Watch has a post about:
Al-Sharq al-Awsat reported on 3 June (Monday) that Arabic-speaking Korean People’s Army [KPA] personnel are serving as military advisers on artillery tactics and providing logistical support to the Syrian Armed Forces, currently defending the rule of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Syria’s ongoing civil war. Citing information from a pro-Assad militia, Rami Abd-al-Rahman, director of the the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights,’ told Al-Sharq al-Awsat “that North Korean officers are taking part alongside the regular forces in the fighting in Aleppo” and that “the overall number of these officers is unknown but there are certainly between 11 and 15 North Korean officers and the majority of them speak Arabic. . .(they) are deployed at several fronts such as the defense factories southeast of Aleppo and at the regular forces’ bases inside the city itself.” He went on to point out that “these officers are not taking part in the field battles but offering logistical support in addition to drawing up the military operations maps. They are also supervising the regular army’s artillery shelling.” [NK Leadership Watch]
You can read the rest of the posting at the link, but the North Korean involvement in Syria reminds me a lot of what they did in Africa to assist their authoritarian regime allies there. It was a way to support what few allies they have as well as give their special forces much needed war time training. I have to wonder if China and Russia have encouraged North Korea to get involved in order to keep the Assad regime in power without themselves having to deploy troops to assist them?