Sudan to move arms site reportedly bombed by Israel
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Sudan to move arms site reportedly bombed by Israel

Official says Yarmouk military complex being relocated from capital

The Yarmouk military complex in Khartoum, Sudan, seen in a satellite image made on October 12, 2012, prior to the alleged attack (photo credit: AP/DigitalGlobe via Satellite Sentinel Project)
The Yarmouk military complex in Khartoum, Sudan, seen in a satellite image made on October 12, 2012, prior to the alleged attack (photo credit: AP/DigitalGlobe via Satellite Sentinel Project)

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — A Sudanese official says a military factory in the capital which Khartoum claims was bombed by Israel will be relocated away from residential areas.

Khartoum governor Abdul Rahman al-Khedr was quoted Sunday by the official SUNA news agency as saying authorities have located a new site and began steps to move the Yarmouk factory. He said the alleged strike will not weaken Sudan’s resolve to be militarily self-sufficient.

Israel has not commented on last month’s explosion that killed four people. Military analysts say it does appear to be an Israeli attack, and a US-based monitoring group has said satellite imagery suggests it was an airstrike.

Israeli officials say that Iran ships arms through Sudan to its regional adversaries. Sudan has denied any Iranian connection to the factory’s production.

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