Report: Israel bombed arms convoy in Sudan

Thursday, March 26, 2009 |  Israel Today Staff

During the recent Gaza war, Israeli aircraft conducted a daring mission into the heart of Africa to deny Hamas terrorists a resupply of weapons, according to a report by CBS News on Wednesday.

Citing unidentified American intelligence sources, CBS revealed that in early January, a squadron of Israeli warplanes entered Sudanese airspace and bombed a convoy of 17 trucks carrying weapons north to the Gaza Strip.

The Israelis reportedly felt the weapons had to be destroyed before reaching Egypt, in whose territory Israel would not think of conducting military operations.

Two Sudanese politicians who spoke to Reuters on Thursday confirmed the air strike, but declined to point fingers, noting that none of the witnesses of the strike were able to identify the nationality of the aircraft.

Later in the day, Sudanese State Minister for Highways Mabrouk Mubarak Saleem told Al-Jazeera that American aircraft had carried out the strike. He also insisted that the trucks were full of people, not weapons, and that over 800 civilians had been killed.

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