Israeli intelligence sources say Iran has renewed its efforts to smuggle weapons through Sudan into Gaza. This follows on the heels of Israel’s bombing and destruction a convoy of trucks carrying smuggled weapons through Sudan, which had been bound for Hamas in January.
Following the bombing, members of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards tried getting at least one other convoy through Sudan, but reports indicate Egyptian authorities turned it back.
This time, agents of Iran’s allies – Syria and Hezbollah – have lent their assistance to the operation by working out of Yemen and various African countries. Following the bombing and Egyptian efforts to block the Gaza-bound arms shipments, Iran realized its smuggling operations had been discovered and decided to change tactics by relying on allied agents.
Hamas leaders who live in Damascus, Syria have also visited Sudan several times since Israel bombed the convoy, reportedly in an effort to renew the smuggling operations. Thus far, the terror group has succeeded in smuggling into Gaza heavy machine guns, dozens of rockets, tons of explosives and anti-aircraft missiles.
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