Deja vu all over again: IAF reported to have destroyed missiles bound for Hamas in Sudan
Now where have we heard this before
? This is from the second link.
Sources in Khartoum claimed on Monday that Israeli forces struck a weapons arsenal which held long range missiles for Hamas.
The Arabic-language UK-based newspaper Al-Arab reported that
the government in Sudan is not confirming the incident in order to cover
up relations with the terrorist organization in Gaza. Such ties could
entangle the country's president Omar al-Bashir with an accusation of
supporting terrorism from the US and Western nations.
The attack came only hours after Israel accused the Sudanese government of storing long range missiles for Hamas.
Eye witnesses claimed to have seen a "huge explosion" and billows of
smoke before ambulances and firefighters arrived at the scene. Six
people were allegedly wounded in the attack.
Sudanese security forces stated that the huge explosion in a weapons
arsenal was the result of a fire that broke out and took place on Friday
morning in the al-Jili neighborhood of the capital.
The Sudanese Army Spokesman Khaled Sa'ad denied all connections in the incident to an attack by foreign forces.
Two weeks before the alleged Israeli strike, Sudan's President al-Bashir
was seen meeting with Hamas chief Khaled Mashaal in Qatar.
Arutz Sheva adds
According to the report, eyewitnesses said they saw a “huge
explosion” after planes flew over the building. Six people were injured
in the attack, witnesses said. The resulting blaze required the services of large numbers of firefighters, they added.
Sudanese officials confirmed that there was an explosion, but denied
any connection to weapons or missiles. The officials did not accuse
Israel of the attack, but did say that it was carried out by “foreign
There has been no independent confirmation of the story, which did
not appear in any other publication. Israel has not commented on the
Labels: Hamas rockets, IAF, Iran, Sudan