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Saturday, March 28, 2009

Three Israeli airstrikes in Sudan?

Shavua tov - a good week to everyone.

ABC News reported on Friday night that there have actually been three Israeli airstrikes against Iranian arms headed for Gaza via Sudan in the last two months (Hat Tip: Memeorandum).
Since January, Israel has conducted a total of three military strikes against smugglers transporting what were believed to be Iranian weapons shipments destined for Gaza, a U.S. official told ABC News.

The information matches recent reports from Sudanese officials of two airstrikes in the desert of eastern Sudan and the sinking of a ship in the Red Sea carrying weapons.

Jonathan Peled, a spokesman for the Israeli Embassy in Washington, would only say, "No comment," when contacted by ABC News on the matter.


Today, a Sudanese Foreign Ministry representative said there were two separate bombing raids against smugglers in January and February. The Sudanese minister for highways was more specific, saying the airstrikes took place Jan. 27 and Feb. 11.

Arabic broadcaster Al-Jazeera also reported today a Sudanese official's claim that Israel had sunk a ship carrying weapons.
This accords with an Israel Radio report that I blogged on Friday morning.


At 9:00 AM, Blogger NormanF said...

Its a message aimed at Iran. We have a global strike capability. And it has not gone unnoticed in Tehran.


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