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U.S. advised Israel on Syria radars

The United States reportedly assisted Israel’s September air strike in Syria with information on enemy air defenses.

While there was no active American involvement in the mysterious Sept. 6 bombing in northern Syria, U.S. electronic warfare specialists provided Israel’s air force with advice on how to defeat enemy radar positions, Aviation Week reports in its latest edition.

Israel and the United States have given no details on the raid, which independent analysts believe targeted a fledgling Syrian nuclear reactor.

Yet an Israeli nuclear expert who studied satellite photography of the installation that was bombed said it lacked key features of a reactor.

“In my estimation this was something very nasty and vicious, and even more dangerous than a reactor,” Uzi Even told Ha’aretz on Thursday. “I have no information, only an assessment, but I suspect that it was a plant for processing plutonium, namely a factory for assembling the bomb.”

Syria has denied having a secret nuclear program.

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