Iran’s Mehr News Agency, citing the Sunday Times, said Israeli attack on the Sudanese missile factory on Wednesday was a ‘dry run’ for an attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities. A squadron of eight Israeli F-15 jets dropped four one-ton bombs on Yarmouk missile factory on the outskirts of Sudan's capital Khartoum.
“A long-range Israeli bombing raid last week that was seen as a dry run for a forthcoming attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities has destroyed an Iranian-run plant making rockets and ballistic missiles in Sudan,” Sunday Times reported today. The Yamrouk facility reportedly produced Shahab missiles.
The attack occurred in the early morning of 24 October. Four of the F-15Is carried two one-ton bombs, escorted by four others – struck a gigantic Yamrouk missile site. The 2,400-mile return flight took the Israelis four hours, with the jets flying south along the Red Sea. The planes entered the Sudanese air space from the east to avoid Egypt’s missile defenses.
The F-15Is were refueled during the operations. Other Israeli aircraft equipped with anti-radar electronics dismantled the Sudanese early warning and air defense systems.
Photo credit: What is left of the Sudanese factory after the Israeli attack. (Satellite Sentinel Project/Mehr News Agency, 28 October 2012)