BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:40 A.M) – Missile scientists from Belarus and North Korea were allegedly killed by the Israeli Air Force in Syria over the weekend, the Israel-based Debka File claimed on Sunday.
According to the report, the Israeli airstrikes hit a scientific studies and research center inside the Syrian city of Masyaf.
Citing Western intelligence sources, the Debka File claimed that the attack killed and wounded a number of Syrian and Iranian military officers, along with several missile experts that were hired to upgrade their systems.
“Among them were missile scientists from Belarus and North Korea who were employed in different departments of the large industrial complex outside Masyaf in western Syria,” the Debka report claimed. “Those sources disclose that, whereas Israeli has raided the complex before, this time the attack was massive and, unlike before, gutted most of its installations.”
The publication alleged that the North Korean engineers were working on the production of solid fuel, while the Belarusians were working with Syria’s Organization of Technological Industries.
The Syrian military told Al-Masdar News shortly after the attack on April 13th that three Syrian soldiers were killed during the Israeli Air Force attack, but made no mention of any foreigners among the casualties.