The Story of 'Operation Orchard' How Israel Destroyed Syria's Al Kibar Nuclear Reactor

In September 2007, Israeli fighter jets destroyed a mysterious complex in the Syrian desert. The incident could have led to war, but it was hushed up by all sides. Was it a nuclear plant and who gave the orders for the strike?
Von Erich Follath und Holger Stark
Photo Gallery: Mystery in the Syrian Desert
Foto: DAN BALILTY/ AP
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Photo Gallery: Mystery in the Syrian Desert

Photo Gallery: Mystery in the Syrian Desert
Foto: DAN BALILTY/ AP
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Photo Gallery: Mystery in the Syrian Desert

Photo Gallery: Mystery in the Syrian Desert
Foto: DAN BALILTY/ AP
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Photo Gallery: Mystery in the Syrian Desert

Photo Gallery: Mystery in the Syrian Desert
Foto: DAN BALILTY/ AP
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Photo Gallery: Mystery in the Syrian Desert

Photo Gallery: Mystery in the Syrian Desert
Foto: DAN BALILTY/ AP
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Photo Gallery: Mystery in the Syrian Desert

Photo Gallery: Mystery in the Syrian Desert
Foto: DAN BALILTY/ AP
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Photo Gallery: Mystery in the Syrian Desert

Photo Gallery: Mystery in the Syrian Desert
Foto: DAN BALILTY/ AP
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Photo Gallery: Mystery in the Syrian Desert

Translated from the German by Christopher Sultan