Experts: Rapid Support Forces moved to abort a coup attempt planned by the remnants of Al-Bashir regime

On Saturday, residents of the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, woke up to scenes of bloody confrontations between the army and the Rapid Support Forces, which quickly spread to the states to narrate a new phase in the developments of this conflict.

These fights were not surprising, as, according to political analysts, they are “sedition”, the threads of which were openly woven in the spaces of the Sudanese scene by the remnants of Al-Bashir Brotherhood regime, which wide circles accuse of involvement in fueling the dispute between the military apparatus and dragging it to the war.

There is evidence on which experts relied in accusing the followers of the ousted President Omar al-Bashir of causing the war now taking place between the army and the Rapid Support Forces, most notably the explicit threats made by the Secretary-General in charge of the Islamic Movement, Ali Karti, said in his first appearance last month, that his organization will not wait long anymore, in an implicit reference. To his tendency towards violence, he followed similar threats from the Brotherhood elements during Ramadan iftars in Khartoum.

Rapid Support Forces move
The Rapid Support Forces, led by Lieutenant General Muhammad Hamdan Dagalo (Hamidti), preempted a military coup that the remnants of former President Omar al-Bashir and leaders affiliated with the Brotherhood organization within the Sudanese army were planning to carry out, to turn the tables on the political process.
On Saturday, the Rapid Support Movement aborted what was reported about a new coup attempt by the Army Commander, Lieutenant General Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan, who had been maneuvering and evading the past period to evade the process of handing over power to civilian forces in accordance with the framework agreement.

Experts and observers say that Sudan is facing a military spring that could resolve the conflict between the army leadership and the Rapid Support Forces after General Al-Burhan’s situation became difficult in light of information circulating about the existence of a division within the army, and the reluctance of some military leaders to support his tendencies and support the handover of power to civilians, and acceptance of the movement of the Rapid Support Forces. .

Observers add that many elements in the army realized that the aim is procrastination, whose features appeared in the practices of the army commander recently, is to provide an opportunity for the return of the remnants of Al-Bashir and the Brotherhood by creating the atmosphere for a military coup.

Prelude to the coup
Sudanese political analyst Shawky Abdel-Azim said that what is going on in Sudan is due to the fact that parties within the army had a vision contrary to what is happening in the public political side, and they pushed towards starting an armed conflict, and that the talk of some army leaders about calm and understanding was not subject to agreement in its ranks.

Abdel-Azim pointed out that the Rapid Support Intelligence monitored suspicious movements some time ago that tended to pave the way for a coup against the political game, and it seemed that talking about calm is just a evasion within the strategic deception that characterizes wars.

Abdel-Azim pointed out that each party is trying to break the strength of the other party, and whoever fired the first bullet may not know how to end the conflict, which is expected to move from Khartoum to other regions, and that reliance remains on the intervention of the United States and some international and regional powers to urge the two parties to stop Fighting.

Connections with the quadruple mechanism
The leadership of the Rapid Support Forces made contacts with the quadruple mechanism, consisting of the United States, Britain, Saudi Arabia and the UAE, and the mediation group consisting of three leaders of armed movements, namely: Malik Aqar, Minni Arko Minawi and Jibril Ibrahim, and informed them of the matter and the developments that took place in the last hours.

Both the Sudanese army and the Rapid Support Forces presented a contradictory account of the reasons for the outbreak of clashes between the two sides. The office of the official spokesman for the army issued a statement saying, “In continuation of its course of treachery and betrayal, the Rapid Support Forces attempted to attack our forces in the Sports City and other sites.”

While the Rapid Support Forces issued a statement saying, “The Rapid Support Forces were surprised, on Saturday morning, with a large force of the armed forces entering the headquarters of the forces’ presence in the Soba campgrounds in Khartoum.





Arab Observer

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