Inside Israel’s Secret Raid on Syria’s Nuclear Reactor

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In the age of ISIS, that a nuclear facility was destroyed in Syria clandestinely by Israel over a decade ago, has proved fortuitous beyond measure. 

This fascinating story from Politico reveals how the Israel's secret service agency, the Mossad, got "lucky" when it discovered that North Korea was helping build a nuclear reactor in its neighbour Syria, a country long viewed by Israel as a dangerous threat.

According to Politico, "the CIA missed it, too, and now, 11 years after Israeli air force jets bombed the clandestine Syrian facility, Israel’s military censor is finally lifting the veil of secrecy and permitting locally based reporters to publish interviews with participants in the operation for the first time. We spoke with dozens of former cabinet ministers, including Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, as well as military and intelligence chiefs and commanders and even some of the pilots who took part in the operation. The code name for the Sept. 6, 2007, raid, conducted near the remote desert city of Deir ez-Zur: “Outside the Box.” Before today, Israel has never officially acknowledged its existence."

Click here to read the full and compelling story at Politico

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