Sudan's Foreign Ministry spokesman on Sunday said the country's president, who is sought by an international court on charges of war crimes in Darfur, is going to Qatar to attend this week's Arab League summit. Spokesman Ali Youssef told The Associated Press that President Omar al-Bashir was heading to Qatar on Sunday afternoon for the summit, which starts Monday.
Meanwhile, a report said on Sunday that Israel had used unmanned drones to attack convoys of trucks, allegedly carrying long-range missiles to Gaza through Sudan. Citing unnamed Israeli defense sources, The Sunday Times conveyed that Israeli unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) attacked two convoys and destroyed all the trucks carrying the long-range rockets with the capacity to strike Tel Aviv and Israel's nuclear reactor at Dimona.
"When you attack a fixed target, especially a big one, you are better off using jet aircraft. But with a moving target with no definite time for the move UAVs are best, as they can hover extremely high and remain unseen until the target is on the move," said the sources.
According to the report, the convoys had been tracked down by Mossad agents and attacked in the remote Sudan desert, just outside Port Sudan at the end of January and in the first week of February.