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CAIRO, Egypt - Commercial satellite images show construction in Syria that resembles the early stages of a small North Korean-model nuclear reactor, a report said Wednesday, speculating that it was the site hit last month by an Israeli airstrike.
Newly-released satellite images of the presumed site of an Israeli air raid on Syria last month show that a large building has been completely removed.
The independent US research group, the Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS), obtained and analysed the photographs.
The industrial-style building may have been a nuclear reactor under construction, says the ISIS.
Syria says it never had any plans to build a nuclear reactor.
The images suggest that, for whatever reason, the Syrian authorities have gone to great length to remove any trace of the facility.
Earlier this week, federal and private analysts identified the precise location of the Syrian site, and since then rival companies have raced to release images.