Satellite images suggest airstrike on Sudan site

Satellite images of the Yarmouk military complex in Khartoum, Sudan are seen, comparing a picture made on Oct. 12, 2012 with one made on Oct. 25, after a explosion ripped through the site. A U.S. monitoring group says these satellite images revealing several 52-foot wide craters suggest the site was hit by an airstrike. The Sudanese government has accused Israel of bombing its complex. AP/DigitalGlobe via Satellite Sentinel Project

CAIRO A U.S. monitoring group says satellite images of the aftermath of an explosion at a Sudanese weapons factory suggest the site was hit by an airstrike.

The Sudanese government has accused Israel of bombing its Yarmouk military complex in Khartoum, killing two people and leaving the factory in ruins.

The images released by the Satellite Sentinel Project to The Associated Press on Saturday showed several 52-foot wide craters.

A spokesman for the project, Jonathan Hutson, said military experts found the craters to be "consistent with large impact craters created by air-delivered munitions."

Israeli officials have neither confirmed nor denied striking the site, instead accusing Sudan of playing a role in an Iranian-backed network of arms shipments to Hamas and Hezbollah.

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