2007 Syria strike

Operation Soft Melody was an Israeli strike against a Syrian nuclear reactor not far from Deir al-Zour. On September 6, 2007, eight Israeli fighter jets destroyed the reactor, dubbed 'the Cube.' The planes entered Syrian airspace from the Mediterranean Sea, and returned to Israel along an escape path adjacent to the Turkish border.

On March 21, 2018, after more than a decade, the military censor allowed the Israeli media to report the history of this affair – and even that, still with restrictions.