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Sudan 'a dangerous terrorist state'

2012-10-25 11:52

Jerusalem - Sudan is a "dangerous terrorist state," a top Israeli defence official said on Thursday after the Sudanese government accused Israel of carrying out a deadly missile strike on a military factory in Khartoum.

Sudanese officials say the attack on the Yarmouk facility south of Khartoum, which took place at around midnight on Tuesday and killed two people, was carried out by four radar-evading aircraft.

Israel, which has long accused Khartoum of serving as a base for Islamist Hamas militants, has refused all comment on the claim.

"Sudan is a dangerous terrorist state. To know exactly what happened [there], it will take some time to understand," Amos Gilad told Israel's army radio.

Asked directly whether Israel was involved in the attack, Gilad, who serves as director of policy and political-military affairs at the defence ministry, refused to reply directly.

The Israeli air force, he noted, was "one of the most prestigious in the world, a fact which had been proved many times in the past".

"There are different versions of the Sudanese side, so there is no reason to go into details," he said, without elaborating.

Khartoum has said it found evidence of Israeli involvement among the remnants of the explosives at the blast site.

"We think Israel did the bombing," Culture and Information Minister Ahmed Bilal Osman said, adding: "We reserve the right to react at a place and time we choose."

Comments
  • fidel.mgoqi - 2012-10-25 12:24

    Who is the real terrorist?

      Tony Lapson - 2012-10-25 12:35

      Yes let's take the biased assumption, "we think Israel did the attack" and turn it into "we have undeniable proof that Israel did the attack". Where did these "radar avoiding aircraft" come from? Aircraft carrier on the red sea (easily detectable)? Or did they travel all the way from Israel just to kill 2 civilians, and run out of fuel on the way back?

      fidel.mgoqi - 2012-10-25 13:04

      Mine is an honest question, and I hope for Israel'sake that they are not responsible for this state terrorism.

      fidel.mgoqi - 2012-10-25 13:38

      @Adam There are countless threads under African News re Sudan, search for my posts there! Whataboutery and diversion as usual!

      joe.bute.7 - 2012-10-25 21:05

      Islamic fanatics who glorify death no matter the cost .... To answer your question , inFidel.

  • andre.krige - 2012-10-25 15:10

    Tyrants and terrorists ! Soon the whole world will be taken over being labeled one of these!

  • masupa.tsela - 2012-10-25 19:37

    If civilisation means this, you should prepares for mor than 10 wars in the near future. Israel and American deserve to be eliminated from the face of the earth. We tired of their tricks. \r\nIt's always resources they are after . We all know!

      larry.lachman.54 - 2012-10-25 20:40

      Those that don'd know, also know that you do not have a clue.

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