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Report: Adib al-Alam Gathered Info on Alleged Syrian Nuclear Reactor Site

Lebanese Mossad agent Adib al-Alam has gathered information on an alleged Syrian nuclear reactor site in Deir al-Zour that Israel bombed in September 2007, a security source told al-Liwaa newspaper.

The daily quoted sources as saying that former security services officer Brig. Gen. al-Alam transferred the info to Israel without specifying the nature of the data.

The International Atomic Energy Agency said in May that Syria "provided the Agency with information concerning previously unreported uranium conversion and irradiation activities" at a small research reactor in Damascus.

However, Damascus is still refusing to cooperate over allegations that it was building a secret nuclear reactor with North Korea's help in Deir al-Zour, the IAEA said in a four-page report.

The IAEA has been investigating the allegations since 2008 and has already said that the building bore some of the characteristics of a nuclear facility.


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