Photo Gallery Assad's Nukes

For years, it was thought that Israel had destroyed Syria's nuclear weapons capability with its 2007 raid on the Kibar complex. Not so. New intelligence suggests that Bashar al-Assad is still trying to built the bomb. And he is getting plenty of help.
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For years, it was thought that Israel had destroyed Syria's nuclear weapons capability with its 2007 raid on the Kibar complex. Not so. New intelligence suggests that Bashar al-Assad is still trying to built the bomb. And he is getting plenty of help. Here, a satellite image of the suspected site near Qusayr.

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Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad visiting the frontlines near Damascus on the first day of the new year. His regime may be cooperating with Iran and North Korea on the construction of a nuclear bomb.

Foto: SANA/ REUTERS
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This satellite image shows the Qusayr site's link to the power grid, one of many details of the site which have intelligence officials worried that it could be a facility for the construction of a nuclear weapon.

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Rebel fighters in Syria in the old city of Aleppo. Rebels almost gained control of the suspected new nuclear facility on Syria's border with Lebanon. But elite Hezbollah units managed to defend the site.

Foto: JALAL AL-MAMO/ REUTERS
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This image purports to show the site where a well has been dug. The well connects the facility with Zaita Lake, four kilometers away. Such a connection is unnecessary for a conventional weapons cache, but it is essential for a nuclear facility.

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Map: The site of the suspected nuclear facility in Syria.

Foto: DER SPIEGEL
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