MEET THE MAN WHO TOOK OUT A SYRIAN NUCLEAR REACTOR, IDF legend Brigadier General (Res.) Eli Ben Meir
Just after midnight on September 6, 2007, Israel launched Operation Outside the Box, an airstrike against the nuclear reactor in the Deir ez-Zor region of Syria. Israeli F-15I fighter jets armed with laser-guided 500-pound bombs, escorted by F-16I fighter jets and signal intelligence aircraft, raided and destroyed the Syrian radar site in Tall al-Abuad, followed by the demolition of the nuclear reactor. Israeli special-forces had arrived at the nuclear site the day before to highlight the target with laser designators.
Operation Outside the Box was one of many decisions made by General Ben Meir, who served in the Israel Defense Forces for over 30 years, retiring as the Commander and Chief-of-Staff of the Israeli intelligence corps where he managed the entire intelligence layout of the IDF. His long-standing career and key successes afforded him the role of impacting on many historical crossroads for the State of Israel.
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