Al-Burhan and Hemedti in two interviews with the Financial Times

Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, head of the Sovereignty Council, commander of the Sudanese army, and commander of the Rapid Support Forces, Muhammad Hamdan (Hamedti), spoke to the British newspaper, the Financial Times, about their vision of the current fighting between their forces in Sudan.

Al- burhan remarks

The Sudanese army commander, Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan, said in an interview with the newspaper that the commander of the Rapid Support Forces, Muhammad Hamdan Hamidti, was seeking to seize power, while his rival, Muhammad Hamdan Dagalo (Hamidti), told the same newspaper that his forces had full preparations, and that the battlefield would determine everything. According to him.

Al-Burhan also held the Rapid Support Forces responsible for large-scale looting in Khartoum and the Darfur region, indicating that a large part of the Rapid Support Forces got out of control, as he put it.

He added that the Rapid Support Forces killed employees of the World Food Program and attacked a convoy of the US embassy.

On the field, Al-Burhan confirmed that Khartoum Airport is not under the control of either party yet.

He also accused Hemeti of igniting a diplomatic crisis by kidnapping Egyptian soldiers who were in Sudan on an official mission.

Al-Burhan affirmed the army’s commitment to completing the political process according to the framework agreement, and transferring power to a civilian-led government.

Hamidti’s remarks

On the other hand, Muhammad Hamdan Hamidti, Abdel Fattah al-Burhan’s deputy in the Sovereignty Council and commander of the Rapid Support Forces, told the Financial Times that his forces are ready to stop the fighting, but al-Burhan is not ready to do so.

“Burhan’s forces have the advantage of air power in addition to heavy artillery, but we are equals on the battlefield,” Hemedti said.

Hemeti accused Al-Burhan of being responsible for spreading fear among citizens and diplomats in Sudan.

On another issue, Hamidti said that there is no truth to Western speculation that the Russian Wagner fighters might be involved in the fighting for the Rapid Support Forces.

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