October 26, 2012

Sudan a Frontline in Israel-Iran Feud

Jon Manthorpe, Vancouver Sun

AP Photo

Sudan has for several years been a front-line battlefield in the slow-burn conflict between Israel and Iran. And although the Jerusalem government as usual refuses to confirm or deny its involvement, the attack in the early hours of Wednesday morning that destroyed a complex of arms factories at Yarmouk in Sudan's capital Khartoum has the hallmarks of an Israeli operation. This attack did not happen in isolation, but came at a particularly sensitive time in a region that is always poised for a new outbreak of violence.

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