Israeli jets strike Sudan - report

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A factory near Khartoum that manufactures long range missiles has been attacked, according to Arab media reports.

Fighter jets have attacked Sudan, reports the Arab media, which has suggested that Israel was involved in the strike. Israel declined to comment on the reports.

A Sudanese military source told the news site "Al arabi Al jaded" that its air defenses had operated against fighter jets that entered the Wadi Sidna neighborhood in Omdurman near Khartoum. Senior figures in the Sudanese military visited the site after the attack.

Residents in the vicinity of the attack said that they had heard loud explosions and that the target was probably a local weapons factory. The factory reportedly manufactures advanced weaponry and long-range missiles.

In other reports, the Sudanese military claimed to have downed an Israeli UAV.

In July 2014, During Operation Protective Edge in Gaza a huge explosion destroyed an ammunitions factory north of Khartoum. The Sudanese authorities claimed that incident was the result of a fire but the "Al Arab" newspaper reported that Israel was involved in the explosion.

According to reports this latest attack was on a weapons storage facility that had been moved to Sudan from Libya and contained arms for transport to Gaza or extremist Islamic groups in Sinai.

Over the past few years, foreign reports have been published about incidents in which the IDF allegedly attacked Sudanese weapon facilities. Israel has never confirmed any of these reports.

Published by Globes [online], Israel business news - - on May 6, 2015

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