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Tue, 21 Jan 2020 14:44 GMT

Sudan’s Sovereign Council Says Insurgency Will Be Dealt with Decisively


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Tue, 14 Jan 2020 21:00 GMT

Sudan’s military will take decisive action to “resolve the chaos” caused by parties seeking to thwart the transitional government, said General Shams El-Din Kabashi, a member of Sudan’s Sovereign Council, against the backdrop of a revolt by members of the General Intelligence Service (GIS).

These parties are seeking to take advantage of the current conditions in order to disturb the atmosphere of understanding and peace, Kabashi added.

He explained that any military gathering is classified as a rebellion under military law and said the decisive action would be taken to “resolve the chaos.”

Kabashi noted that it would have been appropriate for the soldiers to reconcile their rights, but he added that their manner of seeking financial claims in this way is rejected.

The Sudanese authorities closed on Tuesday, January 14th the Khartoum International Airport following intense gunfire in the nearby area, according to Sky News Arabia.

Heavy gunfire was heard at two GIS bases in the capital, Khartoum, and the roads leading to them were closed, according to witnesses, Sky News Arabia reported.

The army spokesperson explained that Sudan’s armed forces reject the behaviour of the GIS forces who protested against their weak financial entitlements.

The General Intelligence Service issued a statement Tuesday stating that a group of GIS Operations Authority employees had objected to the restructuring of the agency, a demobilisation plan, and their compensation and benefits.

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