Sunday, October 28, 2012

Israel Interests Have Become Legitimate Targets, Says Sudan

Israel interests have become legitimate targets: Sudan

Sun Oct 28, 2012 4:48AM GMT

Sudanese Minister of Information Ahmed Bilal Osman says the Tel Aviv regime’s interests have become “legitimate targets” after an Israeli airstrike on an arms factory in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum.

Osman added that information collected by experts indicates that the weapons used in the aerial strike on al-Yarmouk facility were made in Israel.

"The sophisticated warplanes and weapons used in the attack are available to no country in the region except Israel," Osman said.

Meanwhile, a US-based non-profit monitoring group has said that the explosion and fire at the military factory in Sudan was caused by airstrikes.

On Saturday, the Satellite Sentinel Project (SSP) said satellite photos showed six huge craters, each roughly 16 meters (52 feet) across, at the factory in Khartoum.

"The explosions destroyed two buildings and heavily damaged at least 21 others, all within 700 meters of the epicenter," added the group, which conducts monitoring of the border between Sudan and South Sudan.

Osman said on Wednesday that four Israeli jets had attacked the arms factory in the capital late on Tuesday.

Sudan has asked the United Nations Security Council to condemn Israel for violating the country’s sovereignty and bombing the factory.

Israel has so far refused to comment on the incident. Israeli Minister for Military Affairs Ehud Barak has said, "There is nothing I can say about this subject."

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