The Syrian reactor
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Report: Syrian rebels take over Al-Kibar nuclear facility

Free Syrian Army seizes nuclear facility allegedly struck by Israel in 2007; Syria to choose PM to head interim government for rebel-held areas

According to Syrian opposition sources, the Free Syrian Army has taken over a nuclear facility in Al-Kibar, the Al-Jazeera network reported.


According to foreign media reports, the Al-Kibar facility was reportedly struck by Israel in 2007.


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The rebels released a video, in which they are seen in a base storing missiles, most likely scud missiles.


The rebels in a scud-missile base


In 2007, Syria's news agency reported that President Bashar Assad regime’s was close to completing a nuclear reactor at Al-Kibar, in the east of the country, when it was reportedly destroyed by Israeli jets in September 2007.



Israel has never admitted to attacking the reactor.


Meanwhile, a source with Syria's National Coalition said on Friday that the coalition will meet in Istanbul on March 2 to choose a prime minister to head a provisional government to operate in rebel-held areas of the country.


The date was set after a compromise was reached between a bloc in the coalition that includes the powerful Muslim Brotherhood and other members who favor speedy formation of a government, the source told Reuters at the end of a two-day meeting of the coalition in Cairo.


Reuters contributed to this report



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