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Vol 49 No 18

Published 5th September 2008


Sudan

The drones club

Iran is supplying Khartoum with military equipment for its attacks in Darfur, in clear breach of the United Nations arms embargo, Africa Confidential has learned. On 28 August, the Sudan Liberation Movement-Unity Command shot down an Iranian-made Ababil-111 unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) which was probably controlled by Iranian technicians, say aviation and military sources.

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