Israel’s ‘dry run’ for a strike against Iran: Two killed as jets bomb Sudanese rockets factory


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Israel has destroyed a Sudanese weapons factory in a bombing raid, it was claimed yesterday.
Sudan vowed to take ‘decisive steps’ in retaliation against Israeli interests, which it said are now ‘legitimate targets’.

The Yarmouk arms factory, in the south of the capital Khartoum, was destroyed in a series of explosions on Wednesday last week, in which two people died.

Sudan immediately pointed the finger of blame at Israel, while an American monitoring group said satellite images of the aftermath of the explosion suggest the site was hit in an airstrike.

The Yarmouk military complex in Khartoum, Sudan seen in a satellite image made on October 12, prior to the alleged attack
The Yarmouk military complex in Khartoum, Sudan seen in a satellite image made on October 12, prior to the alleged attack
A satellite picture of the military complex after the alleged raid taken on October 25
The images showed ‘six large  craters, each approximately 16 metres across and consistent with large impact craters created by  air-delivered munitions.

They were centered in a location where, until recently, some 40  shipping containers had been stacked’, according to the Satellite Sentinel Project. 

There were claims yesterday that Israel attacked the factory because it was a front for manufacturing rockets and ballistic missiles for Iran. There were also reports that the raid acted as a ‘dry run’ for a forthcoming strike on Iran’s  nuclear facilities.

Israel has so far made no comment on the destruction of the factory, as has become conventional when it is accused of attacking targets in nearby countries.

But it has long seen Sudan as a conduit for weapons smuggled to the Hamas-ruled Gaza strip via the Egyptian Sinai desert. Sudan’s information minister, Ahmed Bilal Osman, said: ‘The sophisticated warplanes and weapons used in the attack are available to no country in the region except Israel.’

Graphic with details of a raid carried out a military complex in KhartoumGraphic with details of a raid carried out a military complex in Khartoum

He added that Sudan would have to take ‘decisive steps’ in retaliation although this would ‘definitely’ not entail a direct strike.

‘But we have the means, we have the means of how we can reply. They killed our people… and we know how to retaliate.’

There was widespread condemnation in the Arab world yesterday over the alleged attacks, although there was no direct proof linking them to Israel.

Western ‘security sources’ told the Sunday Times the bombing raid was carried out by eight Israeli F-151 planes.

  1. #1 by Ingrid B on October 30, 2012 - 4:29 pm

    Sudan is divided, and vulnerable..

  2. #2 by annebeck58 on October 30, 2012 - 5:58 pm

    Who here thinks Sudan will retaliate against the bastard-state? Or, will they simply retaliate against some Izrahelli-owned and tied part of Sudan? Will they kill their fellow countrymen or will they actually go after the, “Only Democrazy in the Mid-East”?

    I have a feeling they’d kill their own brothers rather than go after those who should be taken down. And this is the problem we see all over the world. Rather than convince (or attempt to convince) those on the side of IZ, they will blow these fellow Sudanese (or Pakistani or Egyptian, or any others) to smithereens. It’s the way it always goes.
    Those who are actually responsible get off. Those who have not yet seen the error of their ways in following the Zionist puppet-masters are killed. Zionists seem to be in the middle of every country’s squabbles and battles and bombings. And people don’t see it.
    It is mind-blowing.

  3. #3 by Stanley Spitzer on October 30, 2012 - 6:51 pm

    Dry Run?? HA! That’s nothing compared to attacking Iran, which the Israelis don’t have the balls for.

    What right do they have to attack other countries in acts of war?? If someone did that to Israel or the US, it would be WAR! Unless the Israelis attacked us – that’s OK, even 9-11 was OK; no problemo.

    Israel should be nuked into a sheet of glass. Evacuate the Palestinians and turn the Zionist scum into carbon.

  4. #4 by Sharon Minken on October 30, 2012 - 7:26 pm

    Please don’t use a dogs image to represent the terrorist state of Israhell. Sweet pitbulls sitting in shelters across the country DO NOT need the bad press.

  5. #5 by Isaac on October 30, 2012 - 10:43 pm

    Stanley Spitzer. The Israelis attack countries with weak armies or no army at all, as in the case of the Palestinians who do not have any means to defend themselves. that is the reason why they have not attacked Iran. These cowards have no balls, that is the reason they are crying for the US to go and attack its enemies. With the blood and money of the American people they are dominating the Middle East and North Africa.

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