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Two senior Sudanese politicians confirmed Thursday that unidentified aircraft attacked a convoy of suspected arms smugglers as it drove through Sudan toward Egypt in January, killing almost everyone in the convoy. An American news network said that the attack was carried out by the Israel Air Force.
CBS reported that the IAF carried out the attack on a convoy of trucks in Sudan carrying arms for Hamas in the Gaza Strip.
According to the report, 39 people riding in the 17-truck convoy were killed, while a number of civilians in the area were injured.
Israeli officials declined to confirm or deny whether Israel had been involved in an air strike in Sudan.
Originally posted by jam321
How did the IAF get into Sudan without flying over Egypt, Libya, Jordan, or Saudi Arabia?
Something sounds strange here.
Does Israel have carriers where jets can fly off of?
3,100 nm (3,570 miles; 5745 km) ferry range with CFTs and drop tanks
2,400 nm (2,765 miles; 4445 km) with drop tanks
1,000 nm (1,150 mi; 1,853 km) Max Combat Radius
685 nm (790 miles; 1270 km) combat radius www.globalsecurity.org...
Chad has ordered two major foreign oil firms, responsible for 60% of Chad's production, to quit the country in a row over taxes. President Idriss Deby gave the order to US firm ChevronTexaco and Malaysia's Petronas. "ChevronTexaco and Petronas must leave Chad because they have refused to pay their taxes," Mr Deby said. However, Chevron says it has fully complied with tax demands and not had "official notification" to leave. Meanwhile, Petronas could not be reached for comment.
Almost 40 people have been killed in clashes between security forces and armed raiders in eastern Chad in the past few days, the government says. Officials say 20 civilians, eight Chadian soldiers and nine raiders were killed when Janjaweed militia attacked and partially burnt down two villages...
...The governments of Chad and Sudan accuse each other of supporting the other's rebels.