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TEL AVIV – The Israel Air Force carried out a surgical strike on a warehouse in Sudan housing long-range missiles destined for Hamas in the Gaza Strip, the London-based Arabic newspaper Al-Arab reported Monday.

Last week, WND exclusively reported the Iranian-backed Hezbollah organization was implementing plans to rearm Hamas in Gaza with more missiles following any truce, according to informed Middle Eastern defense officials.

Al-Arab on Monday quoted unnamed sources in Sudan divulging the warehouse was bombed Friday by Israel, contradicting Sudanese officials who had claimed the explosion was caused by a fire.

Al-Arab reported the Sudanese government imposed a total media blackout on the incident to cover up its relationship with Hamas. Sudan claimed the warehouse contained training equipment and not rockets.

There have been numerous reports in the past of Israel bombing weapons convoys in Sudan destined for Gaza, including at least two such strikes in 2011 and another in 2009. Israeli officials have claimed some of the weapons convoys were coordinated with Iranian help.

In addition to the alleged plan to ship more weapons to Hamas in Gaza, WND last week reported the Iranian-backed Hezbollah reopened an operational room with Hamas to coordinate regional militant developments, according to informed Mideast defense officials.

The operational room, commissioned at the direction of Iran, is in Lebanon. It is coordinating with Hamas command-and-control in the Gaza Strip, the defense officials said.

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