Monday, March 30, 2009

Sudan: US warned Sudanese officials before convoy was bombed

Arutz Sheva, reports a U.S. official warned a Sudanese official to stop arms smuggling convoys from passing through the country in February shortly before an aerial bombing destroyed a convoy headed Hamas in Gaza, according to a report in the London-based Arabic-language newspaper A-sharq Al-Awsat on Monday.

The U.S. official told his Sudanese counterpart that someone was tracking the arms shipments and that Sudan should stop them immediately. The Sudanese official passed the message on to the government and was told that “the matter will be looked into.” Only a short time later a convoy was destroyed by an aerial bombing.

The paper explained that because the warning coincided with the bombing Sudan thought that the U.S. had organized the attack. U.S. officials have denied any involvement, however, and according to Arutz Sheva, senior U.S. sources confirmed that Israel was behind the attack.

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