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Sudan will put on trial an official in the government of former President Jafaar Numeiri for his alleged role in aiding the airlift of about 7,800 Ethiopian Jews to Israel, Egypt’s Middle East News Agency reported. Omar Tayeb, a first vice president in the Numeiri government, has been in custody since the April 6 military coup in Sudan. During the airlift, officials of the Numeiri government denied any involvment in the operation, but other reports indicate it was carried out from Khartoum with the knowledge of local security forces.


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