The leader of Sudan’s Rapid Support Forces paramiltary fighters, Gen Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, has claimed that his troops were forced into a confrontation with the military to foil a coup plot.
In a telephone interview with the al-Jazeera news channel, he said the RSF would continue fighting until all army bases were captured.
He described army chief Gen Abdel Fattah al-Burhan as a criminal and accused the military of carrying out a plot hatched by supporters of Sudan’s former authoritarian President Omar al-Bashir, who was overthrown in a coup in 2021.
Gen Dagalo said he was committed to full civilian rule in Sudan and the clashes between the RSF and the military would end very soon. He added that they would lead to a peaceful solution and “handing over criminals to justice”.
He said Gen Burhan would either face justice or he would be killed.