Al-Burhan Vows to Keep Fighting Until Rapid Support Forces are Eliminated

By Gamal Khattab February 18, 2024 927

Al-Burhan's Determination

Al-Burhan, the head of the Transitional Sovereignty Council and Commander-in-Chief of the Sudanese Army, made it clear that the army will not put down their weapons until they have defeated the rebels, specifically referring to the Rapid Support Forces. He spoke to officers and soldiers of the 3rd Infantry Division in Shendi, emphasizing that the fight for dignity will continue until the rebels are defeated.

Call for Reason

Al-Burhan urged the Rapid Support Forces to use reason and leave certain areas, like Al-Jazira and Khartoum.

Recent Developments

Phase One Success

The Sudanese army claimed success in the first phase of their plan to eliminate the Rapid Support Forces in Omdurman. However, the Rapid Support Forces denied this, accusing the army of spreading false information.

Failed Negotiations

Efforts by African organizations and countries like Saudi Arabia and the United States to broker peace talks between the army and the Rapid Support Forces have not been successful. Negotiations have not led to a ceasefire or aid delivery.

Conflict Details

Since mid-April 2023, the conflict between the Sudanese army and the Rapid Support Forces has resulted in over 13,000 deaths and more than 7 million people being displaced or becoming refugees, according to the United Nations.

Source: Agencies