00:51 GMT27 February 2021
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    According to the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), during the night between September 5 and September 6, 2007, four Israeli F-16 jets destroyed a nuclear facility in its last stages of construction in Syria's Deir ez-Zor province, 280 miles north-east of Damascus.

    The IDF said that this operation had helped them eliminate a nuclear threat, not only to Israel, but to the entire region as a few years later, the Daesh* terrorist group captured most of Deir ez-Zor Governorate and the consequence of using this facility could have been unpredictable.

    READ MORE: Israel Admits Bombing Nuclear Facility in Syria's Deir ez-Zor Province in 2007

    Footage has been released, showing the airstrikes conducted by the Israeli Air Force.

    READ MORE: Israeli Intel Minister: 2007 Strike on Syrian Nuclear Reactor a Message to Iran

    *Daesh (also known as ISIS/ISIL/IS) is a terrorist group banned in Russia


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