02 November 2007

'Al Jazeera': US Air Force carried out raid on Syrian nuke site

Just heard it on the radio, and here it is, already on Jpost:

The September 6 raid over Syria was carried out by the US Air Force, the Al-Jazeera Web site reported Friday. The Web site quoted Israeli and Arab sources as saying that two strategic US jets armed with tactical nuclear weapons carried out an attack on a nuclear site under construction.

The sources were quoted as saying that Israeli F-15 and F-16 jets provided cover for the US planes. The sources added that each US plane carried one tactical nuclear weapon and that the site was hit by one bomb and was totally destroyed.
I cannot find the original article on Al Jazeera site, but why bother? The next one will give more details on that tactical nuclear weapon that leaves no traces of radiation and passes undetected for two months.

But, at least, if it really was a nuke, it explains that categorical statement made by Syria's ambassador to Washington:
"There are no nuclear North Korean-Syrian facilities whatsoever in Syria," Moustapha said.
Not any more, true...

Cross-posted on Yourish.com.