SENIOR EXECUTIVE INTELLIGENCE BRIEF -- SUDAN: REGIME EXPLOITS US ATTACK

Created: 9/4/1998

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Regime leaders whonoce confrontational approach to tbe US

"are using the US attack on al-Shifa toore

pragmaticaddition, the regime has

rounded up supporters of the opposition National Democratic Alliance in Khartoum, accusing them of providing intelligence lo the US after the NDAukewarm statement supporting tbe strike, according to press reports..

The regime may use the attack as an eieus* to put additional obstacles in the way of humanitarian relief efforts in southern Sudan. Sudanese officials claim US aircraft posing as humanitarian relief flights flew from bases in Kenya and Egypt and Minck the plant, according to press report*.

Sudan last week

closed us airspace to ttJ. aircralt out nas not yet interfered wiih US-chartered relief flights.

Meanwhile, Khartoum is moring to strengthen ties lo other pariah states.

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