Report: Israel Says Syrian Target Was Nuke Facility

Israel claims that one of the Syrian targets they allegedly bombed last month was a nuclear facility after receiving detailed photos from a possible spy in the building, reported Friday.

The Bush administration, meanwhile, has refused to confirm the existence of such a facility or comment in detail on the photographs. A senior U.S. official told that Israel’s intelligence agency discovered a suspected nuclear facility inside Syria over the summer, and may have planted a spy—posing as an employee—inside the complex.

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The pictures obtained by Israel show a big cylindrical structure with thick walls that closely resembles a North Korean design, a U.S. official told

The official said the facility was approximately 100 miles from the Iraqi border, and a place “where no one would ever go unless you had a reason to go there,” reported.