SAF Versus RSF

Mohammed Saad Kamel

In the recent few days, the social media outlets were overwhelmed by signs of confrontation between the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF). The visit of the Vice President of the Sudanese Sovereign Council, 1st Lt. Gen. Mohamed Hamdan Daglo to Russia is said to prepare for a coup against Al-Burhan, and that the latter informed the Egyptian authorities about the intention of Daglo to topple him.

The parties that aired the rumors were naïve and failed to create tension amid the Sudanese.

Let us first affirm that the Rapid Support Forces are national forces established according to the Rapid Support Forces Law endorsed by the National Assembly in its 43rd session of the fourth round on 18th January 2017.

RSF is a national military force aiming at enhancing the values of loyalty to Allah the Almighty and the nation, assisting the army and other regular forces in professionally conducting its tasks, besides defending the country against any internal or external threats and other missions assigned by the general command of the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF).

The Rapid Support Forces (RSF) have no direct involvement with the civilians as it must protect the civilians from any violent actions or threats targeting the civilian inhabitants.

Accordingly, all the Vice President of the Sovereign Council, the Commander in Chief of the RSF moves are in full coordination with the President of the Sovereign Council, SAF Commander in Chief, and there are no individual actions afar from the government institutions as that Daglo’s visit to Russia is an individual decision is just baseless illusions.

Nobody can believe that the President of the Sovereign Council send a message to the Egyptian President in which he expressed his fears about a coup from a coup by Daglo and then this message reached the social media outlets as simple as that.

I believe that those parties which air such rumors will be subject to ridicule and mockery.

They should consider the complicated situations of Sudan as the country is heading towards a crucial stage during which all of us should distance ourselves from the blasphemous political conflict over the power seats.

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