Did Israel just attack Sudan?

‘Israeli attack’ on Sudanese arms factory offers glimpse of secret war

Bombing of factory in Khartoum is neither confirmed nor denied by Israel, but there are precedents for this sort of attack

From The Guardian: 

No one in Israel is admitting that its pilots carried out a long-range raid against a munitions factory in Sudan, said to be supplying weapons to the Palestinian movement Hamas in the Gaza Strip.

But no one is denying it either. Amos Gilad, a senior defence ministry official, ducked a direct question, praising the capabilities of Israel’s air force and calling Sudan “a dangerous terrorist state”.

This is one of those episodes where motive, capability and precedent all matter. Sudan’s angry accusation that Israel bombed the Yarmouk factory in Khartoum is highly plausible. The attack appears to offer a rare glimpse of a secret war that has been going on for years.

Israel could mount a raid like this using F-16 fighters, flying south along the Red Sea coast, under Saudi and Egyptian radar and with aerial refuelling. It would take about two and a half hours each way. Experts say drones could also be used. The same long-range capability could allow it to strike nuclear facilities in Iran. READ THE REST & more at The Jerusalem Post

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