Uranium found at Syrian nuke site bombed by Israel

Tuesday, November 11, 2008 |  Israel Today Staff

Officials with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) told the Associated Press this week that they had found traces of processed uranium at the ruins of a facility in Syria that was bombed by Israeli warplanes last year.

IAEA investigators visited the site in June of this year, but only now revealed that soil and air samples from the area contained traces of uranium and other elements that could suggest a nuclear weapons program.

Israel never admitted to bombing the site, though high-ranking US intelligence and military officials were forthcoming about Jerusalem's involvement, and insisted that the strike was justified.

According to data presented earlier this year, the bombed site was a nearly-completed nuclear reactor that had been built and supplied with uranium with the help of North Korea.

Syrian officials continue to insist that there are not and never were any nuclear facilities in their country.

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