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Sudan taking precautions against possible Israeli strike: spokesman

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August 5, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – The Sudanese army (SAF) announced on Tuesday that it is taking full precautions against a possible military strike by Israel but said this is not related to a specific threat or information.

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Fire engulfs the Yarmouk ammunitions factory in Khartoum on 24 October 2012 (Photo: Reuters)

There were reports in Khartoum that Israeli officials claimed that rockets fired by the Islamic militant group of Hamas from the Gaza strip were manufactured in Sudan. As such they vowed a harsh response against Khartoum.

The spokesman of the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) Colonel al-Sawarmi Khaled Sa’ad described in a statement today reports of recent infiltration of Israeli planes to Sudanese airspace as rumors.

Col. Sa’ad said that they do not expect an Israeli airstrike adding that talk of threats by Tel Aviv to Sudan only appeared on blogs and non-official news portals.

He said that SAF “is checking the validity of the information and will not forsake the safety of the country”.

The London-based Arabic newspaper Al-Arab reported last month that the Israeli air force carried out a surgical strike on a warehouse in Sudan housing long-range missiles destined for Hamas in the Gaza Strip.

But Sudanese official said the explosion was caused by fire.

Last month Sudan’s foreign minister Ali Karti vehemently denied that Sudan supplied Hamas with any kind of missiles.

“How can missiles which were claimed to be made in Sudan reach Hamas when there are 12,000 kilometers [distance between Sudan and Israel] controlled by Israeli and international satellites. The Egyptian army is also controlling every inch of the borders [between Sudan and Egypt], so how could these missiles be entered into Israel?” he wondered.

It is widely believed that Israel carried out at least two airstrikes in eastern Sudan against in 2009 and 2011 targets involved in arms smuggling. Sudan always reserved the right to respond in kind.

In October 2012, Sudanese government blamed an Israeli airstrike for the explosion of a military factory in the southern suburbs of Khartoum, but Tel Aviv maintained the usual silence in response to the charge.

Israel never denied nor confirmed carrying out attacks inside Sudan.

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  • 6 August 2014 06:39, by wang

    It will be ridiculous thoughts if Israel cans strike Sudan for nothing….Hamas group obtain their weapons from Mid-East countries, Egypt, China and Iran…

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  • 6 August 2014 07:25, by Madina Tonj

    It is undeniable that claim by Israelis Officials, because of 1- A hamas terrorist have been block by the new government of Egyptian to pass those thousand missiles to Gaza. 2-in the beginning of 2012, there were about 25 Trucks were taken from Iran to Sudan saying, they donated to Sudan’s government.3- Khartoum government seem to get away with crimes even supporting hamas no one pay attention.

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  • 6 August 2014 07:25, by Madina Tonj

    It is undeniable that claim by Israelis Officials, because of 1- A hamas terrorist have been block by the new government of Egyptian to pass those thousand missiles to Gaza. 2-in the beginning of 2012, there were about 25 Trucks were taken from Iran to Sudan saying, they donated to Sudan’s government.3- Khartoum government seem to get away with crimes even supporting hamas no one pay attention.

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  • 6 August 2014 07:26, by Madina Tonj

    It is undeniable that claim by Israelis Officials, because of 1- A hamas terrorist have been block by the new government of Egyptian to pass those thousand missiles to Gaza. 2-in the beginning of 2012, there were about 25 Trucks were taken from Iran to Sudan saying, they donated to Sudan’s government.3- Khartoum government seem to get away with crimes even supporting hamas no one pay attention.

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  • 6 August 2014 18:24, by Observer

    “How can missiles which were claimed to be made in Sudan reach Hamas when there are 12,000 kilometers [distance between Sudan and Israel] controlled by Israeli and international satellites.

    If Foreign Minister Karti can get the distance between Sudan and Israel so wrong ( it is about 2000 kilometres not 12,000) how can we trust him on what else he says?

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  • 6 August 2014 19:00, by Joseph Canada

    The likelihood is very high that the Sudanese government supply weapons to Hamas Terrorists. Remember the Iranian warships that docked in the cost of the Red Sea? They were there for reason? They were used by the Hamas to transport the weapons and drop them some where on the tunnel gates where the Hamas can carry them under the tunnels. This is the reason why there was Iranian visitation in Sudan

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