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Syrian Nuclear Reactor
Pilots mark planes used to bomb Syrian nuclear reactor in anniversary ceremony
Noting the 11-year anniversary of the destruction of Syrian President Bashar Assad’s secret nuclear reactor in Deir el-Zour, the Israeli Air Force conducted a ceremony emblazoning warplanes that took part in the strike with special markings.
Jonathan S. Tobin
What Syria doesn’t teach us about Iran
Will the attention given Israel’s 2007 bombing of a Syrian nuclear reactor help focus the world on Iran? Not if the Europeans can help it.
IDF chief: 2007 reactor strike shows Israel will not tolerate threats to its existence
Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS
“Marking 10 years since that operation and looking at the Middle East, we fully understand how much [that operation] has affected reality,” said Israeli Air Force chief Maj. Gen. Amikam Norkin.
Israel officially confirms its 2007 airstrike destroying Syrian nuclear reactor
Israeli officials said they did not acknowledge the strike at the time in order to give Syrian dictator Bashar Assad an opportunity to save face and avoid escalation with Israel following the Second Lebanon War.