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In 2001, the Mossad, Israel's external intelligence service, was profiling newly inducted Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
Visits by North Korean dignitaries, which focused on advanced arms deliveries, were noticed. intelligence reported multiple communications between Syria and North Korea, and traced the calls to a desert location called al-Kibar.
According to British intelligence writer Gordon Thomas, the Mossad had learned that dozens of Syrian nuclear technicians were in a compartment adjoining a sealed wagon.
As of late September 2017, the Kibar nuclear site located on the northern bank of the Euphrates between Raqqa and Deir Ezzor was captured by the Syrian Democratic Front - a coalition of Kurdish YPG fighters, Sunni Arab anti-Assad fighters, and Sunni tribes militia backed by US military supplies and the US Air Force - from a retreating ISIL force in northern Deir Ezzor province.
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