Wednesday, September 12, 2007

lgf: Did Israel Strike Syrian Nuke Facilities?

Very good question.

from little green footballs:

Those Israeli airstrikes inside Syria have been confirmed, and the New York Times has a bit of tossed-off information that really should be bigger news: U.S. Confirms Israeli Strikes Hit Syrian Target Last Week.

One Bush administration official said Israel had recently carried out reconnaissance flights over Syria, taking pictures of possible nuclear installations that Israeli officials believed might have been supplied with material from North Korea. The administration official said Israeli officials believed that North Korea might be unloading some of its nuclear material on Syria.

“The Israelis think North Korea is selling to Iran and Syria what little they have left,” the official said. He said it was unclear whether the Israeli strike had produced any evidence that might validate that belief.

Ynet has a report that the target was a Syrian-Iranian missile base, citing an Israeli Arab source.

Meanwhile on Wednesday the Nazareth-based Israeli Arab newspaper The Assennara cited anonymous Israeli sources as saying that Israeli jets “bombed a Syrian-Iranian missile base in northern Syria that was financed by Iran... It appears that the base was completely destroyed.”

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