Report: Israel seizes North Korean nuclear material in Syria
Elite Israeli forces seized North Korean nuclear material during a raid on a secret military facilty in Syria before Israeli warplanes bombed it September 6, a British newspaper reported Sunday.
The Sunday Times quoted inelligence sources as saying the commandos seized the material from a compound near Dir az-Zour in northern Syria and that tests of it in Israel indicated it was of North Korean origin. Israel had been surveying the site for months, according to American and Israeli sources quoted by the British publication.
An unidentified senior American source quoted by The Sunday Times added that the US government sought proof of nuclear-related activities before allowing the air strike by F-151 warplanes to go ahead.