A U.N. watchdog group is checking reports that Israel destroyed a partially built nuclear reactor in Syria.
The International Atomic Energy Agency said Monday it was in contact with Damascus following a report in The New York Times that the target of Israel’s Sept. 6 airstrike in northern Syria was a reactor under construction.
The agency said it had no information about any undeclared nuclear facility going up in Syria, which has said Israel’s air force attacked a disused military building.
Syria is known to have one small atomic reactor for research purposes that is monitored by the U.N. energy group.
Israel has not formally commented on the airstrike other than to confirm it took place.
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