Thursday, March 26, 2009

Israeli Air Force bombed convoy in Sudan during Operation Cast Lead

CBS is reporting that the IDF bombed a supply convoy in Sudan killing 37 people and destroying 17 trucks during Operation Cast Lead. The convoy was reportedly loaded with supplies and weapons for Hamas. The Sudanese government has yet to officially blame - or even acknowledge - the strike.
CBS: Israeli planes bombed arms convoy for Hamas in Sudan
By JPOST.COM STAFF

As Israeli troops battled Palestinian gunmen during Operation Cast Lead in an attempt to end the threat posed against southern Israel, IAF warplanes were conducting a similar mission far from the border with the Gaza Strip, a CBS report revealed on Wednesday.

According to the report, unidentified American officials told the station that in January, Israeli planes bombed a convoy of trucks carrying arms destined for Hamas through Sudan.

"Israeli intelligence is said to have discovered that weapons were being trucked through Sudan, heading north toward Egypt, whereupon they would cross the Sinai Desert and be smuggled into Hamas-held territory in Gaza," the sources told CBS. "Israeli aircraft carried out the attack". (excerpt) read more at JPost.com

Hat tip to The Jawa Report

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