The increase in Qatari movements on Sudanese territory recently has raised questions among observers about the goals of these movements, as the frequency of sending aid, which later turned out to be some weapon shipments under the cover of Qatari medical grants to Sudan, has increased in conjunction with conducting secret meetings between Qatari officials and intelligence elements with Sudanese figures.
Qatari Chief of Staff visits Khartoum
Qatari Chief of Staff Lieutenant General Ghanem bin Shaheen al-Ghanem recently visited the Sudanese capital Khartoum for two days. The stated goal of the visit, according to Qatari and Turkish news agencies, was to discuss ways to enhance military cooperation relations between Sudan and Qatar. But opposition Qatari media revealed that the main objective of the visit was to collect information that had reached the Sudanese government about Qatari interference in Sudanese affairs, as well as trying to cover up the interference.
Toppling Sudan’s government
Qatari opposition website Qatarileaks said that during Ghanem’s visit to Khartoum, he met with groups of Brotherhood members, where he laid out a quick plan to move against the Abdalla Hamdok government and broadcast disputes in the street to bring it down.
The site revealed some details of the Qatari plan to topple the Hamdok government in Sudan, stressing, according to its own sources, that Qatar’s desire to topple the Sudanese government reveals the role Qatar is trying to play in Sudan by destabilizing security and trying to offend the UAE’s role in Khartoum.
Supporting remote areas to restore the deep state to power
After the fall of the regime of ousted President Omar al-Bashir, the matter became more complicated for Qatar and Turkey following the evacuation of the Brotherhood, which is supported by both countries, and the assumption of the transitional government after the signing of the constitutional document agreement, which was followed by Turkish and Qatari moves attempting to enter the political scene again to preserve their Brotherhood arms and maintain its last card in Sudan by announcing that the Qatar Mining Company is investing in the energy and mining sectors in Sudan. The Qatari regime has been working to restore its interventions in the old Sudan and revive them in the new Sudan by returning the deep state to power in the country, as well as by providing support to remote areas where Brotherhood leaders are based.
Sending weapons under cover of grants
Some Sudanese media revealed early last week that the Sudanese Rapid Support Forces seized a huge Qatari arms shipment in the North Darfur region, noting that the shipment contained a large number of automatic and semi-automatic weapons in addition to a large amount of ammunition.
Instead, the shipment’s route was revealed, as it was found that the shipment was nothing but material support for the Brotherhood-affiliated Government of National Accord (GNA) militia groups in Tripoli in order to implement Turkish orders to support Fayez al-Sarraj’s GNA in the face of the Libyan National Army (LNA) forces led by Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, according to the newspaper Al-Sudan Al-Youm.