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Tensions Escalate Between Civilian and Military Components

Al-Sammani Awadallah

The differences between the civil and military components in Sudan diverge, and the tension between them escalated, as the regular forces withdrew their forces from the Committee for Removing Empowerment, Fighting Corruption, and Recovering Funds.

In turn, the committee launched an urgent appeal for the revolutionaries to flock to the committee’s headquarters to protect it.

This comes at a time when the President of the Sudanese Sovereign Council, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, 1st Lieutenant-General Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan, met with senior army leaders, who renewed his keenness on the country’s unity and the consensus among the political forces, stressing that this unity is the only way to save the country from its current reality.

He added while addressing armed forces officers of the rank of brigadier general and above at the General Command of the Army: “We want professional armed forces far from political polarization,” stressing that the armed forces have a duty to preserve the unity of the territory.

Al-Burhan said that they are keen to complete the transition process, leading to democratic transformation and building a state of freedom, peace, and justice.

Al-Burhan said that what is rumored about the intention of the armed forces to carry out a coup is pure fabrication, adding that the armed forces were the ones who thwarted the coup attempt that would have caused sedition in the country.

The statements came after strong statements made by the First Vice-President of the Sovereign Council, 1st Lieutenant-General Muhammad Hamdan Dagalo, in which he criticized the promotion that the military want to overthrow the authority, adding that the coup targets the military, and considered the talk about supporting the security liquidity to facilitate the coup “hypocrisy.”

Dagalo denied that the military’s attempt through taking advantage of the security liquidity, stressing that such news is incorrect and are considered hypocrisy by the civilian component.

He closed the door completely in sitting with civilians at one table after they were accused swearing that he would not sit with them in a meeting except by agreement.

Coup Attempt

Those strong statements came in the wake of the security authorities’ thwarting of a military coup attempt led by some military and civilian elements, as this attempt was thwarted and the perpetrators were arrested.

This attempt found regional, international and local condemnation, as several Sudanese political forces and civil society organizations announced their rejection of any attempt to block the path to democratization and democratic transition.

In addition, several international and regional organizations and countries rejected this attempt, as the Arab League, the European Union, and the African Union condemned this attempt and confirmed their support. For the democratic transition, many countries announced their support for the transitional government in Sudan and its categorical rejection of any coup attempt against the existing authority.

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