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Israel admits 2007 Syrian ‘nuclear reactor’ strike for first time

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The Israeli military has confirmed it carried out the 2007 airstrike in Syria that destroyed what was believed to be a nuclear reactor, lifting the veil of secrecy over one of its most daring and mysterious operations in recent memory.

Although Israel was widely believed to have been behind the Sept. 6, 2007, airstrike, it has never before commented publicly on it.

In a lengthy release, the military revealed that eight F-15 fighter jets carried out the top-secret airstrikes against the facility in the Deir el-Zour region, destroying a site that had been in development for years and was scheduled to go into operation at the end of that year.

The military would not comment on its decision to go public on one of the country's closest held secrets.