Rapid Support Forces announced to be under the command of the Sudanese National Army

Lieutenant General Mohammed Hamdan Dagalo, First Deputy Chairman of the Sovereignty Council and Commander of Rapid Support Forces, confirmed that his forces are under the command of the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces.

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Lieutenant General Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan, Chairman of the Sudan Sovereignty Council and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, held a military meeting at the General Command with army leaders, Rapid Support Forces (RSF) and intelligence officials. At the meeting, the unity and integrity of Sudan were emphasized in the context of security concerns in the country.

In a statement made to the press after the meeting, Al-Burhan pointed out that the Sudanese Armed Forces and the RSF are united in protecting the homeland, people and the country’s territorial integrity. He also called for political unity for all Sudanese, emphasizing that the Sudanese Armed Forces and the RSF are powerful tools to preserve the transition period and achieve democratic transformation.

Dagalo pointed out that the Sudanese Armed Forces and the RSF represent a force that follows and obeys the commander-in-chief. He also stressed that in Sudan’s democratic transition process, “the unity and cohesion of the armed forces is in its infancy” and that it is important for Sudan’s future to dispel rumors targeting the RSF.

Since the last days of last May, anxieties have emerged that the RSF will become a separate force in the Sudanese security sector.

Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok also warned of differences within the military component of the transitional authority. In addition, Faisal Mohamed Saleh, Hamdok’s media consultant, made a speech to Blue Nile TV on Tuesday, June 22, noting that there are serious differences between the regular army and the paramilitary forces, emphasizing that this situation threatens the security and transition process of the country.

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