|Last Updated:||August 1, 2010|
|Other Name:||Dair Alzour|
|Location:||Dayr Az Zawr region, approx. 140km from the Iraqi border and 10km north of At Tibnah|
The current function and status of the Al-Kibar site is unknown. However, Syrian officials have asserted that Damascus constructed a missile facility at Al-Kibar after the original building's destruction by the Israeli Air Force in 2007.  Experts widely believe that Syria had been building a nuclear reactor for the clandestine production of weapons-useable plutonium at the site, although the IAEA has been unable to conclusively determine this given Damascus's refusal to permit the agency additional access to the site.  [For additional details regarding the alleged reactor, see NTI Syria Nuclear Facilities, Al-Kibar]. Ibrahim Othman, Syria's nuclear chief, has reportedly asserted that the new facility at Al-Kibar is a missile control facility or launching pad. 
 "Syria puts missile center on reactor site," AP, 25 February 2009.
 Ephraim Asculai, "Inspecting Syria's Al-Kibar Reactor Site: A Technical Note," Institute for Science and International Security, 12 May 2008, www.isis-online.org.
 "Bombed Syrian reactor now missile base," The Jerusalem Post, 25 February 2009.