Suspected Nuclear Site Spotted in Syria

Satellite photos spot nuclear conversion plant

Published: February 24th 2011
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A satellite image shows the suspected nuclear facility site in Syria before the Israeli airstrike in 2007

A suspected nuclear conversion plant has been identified in Syria using satellite photos.


The installation is said to be a nuclear conversion plant, according to the Washington-based Institute for Science and International Security, which published photos of the site in a report released late Wednesday.


A report by the Institute for Science and International Security indicates that Syria's nuclear program was much further ahead than thought when Israel bombed a nearly operational nuclear reactor in Syria four years ago.


According to the report, the nuclear installation in the photo was built to process uranium yellowcake into uranium tetrafluoride that could be used for the al-Kibar reactor.

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