Sudan: Large reinforcements to restore stability in Darfur

Sudanese government deployed military reinforcements in South Darfur, to stop tribal confrontations that left many dead, while the Sudanese Chief of Staff inspected his forces on the border with Ethiopia and supervised the inauguration of a river bridge in the Fashaqa area.

The Sudanese News Agency reported that the government deployed reinforcements of the Rapid Support Forces in South Darfur after a night of “deadly tribal confrontations.”

She explained that the southern region of South Darfur state witnessed fatal civil violence, leaving dozens of dead and wounded as a result of renewed tribal conflicts between the Rizeigat and Fallata in the Gereida locality, about 85 km south of Nyala, the state’s capital.

The agency added that the government of South Darfur state received large additional forces from rapid support “for the mission of peacekeeping and restoring stability due to the renewed deadly tribal conflicts in the states of West and South Darfur.”

Acting Wali of South Darfur, Hamid Al-Tijani Hanoun, said that the force that arrived in the state is a major push for the peace process and the protection of civilians, and that its mission is specific, and it works to enforce the law with a legal advisor in all its movements.

Al-Tijani Hanoun stressed that the coming period requires forces to work in a strong and joint manner with peace partners.

For his part, the commander of the Rapid Support Forces in South Darfur, Brigadier General Abdul Rahman Jumaa, said that the forces arrived in the state on a peacekeeping mission and rapid intervention to resolve tribal conflicts.

Jumaa emphasized that the forces are at the disposal of the South Darfur State Security Committee, and they work jointly with other military forces.

Confirming sovereignty
In addition, the Sudanese army chief of staff, Lieutenant General Muhammad Othman Al-Hussein, reaffirmed the army’s adherence to its duty to protect the country and its borders.

This came during his inspection of the forces deployed inside the Sudanese territories on the eastern borders with Ethiopia, accompanied by a number of military leaders.

Al-Hussein stressed the need for the efforts of the army deployed there to be reflected in securing the borders so that the residents of those areas can enjoy safety and increase the opportunities for development, development and stability.

Today, Saturday, the Sudanese army announced the start of construction of a bridge over a river in the Fashaqa region, on the border with Ethiopia.

He added that the bridge is one of the strategic and vital projects that are being implemented on the border strip by the efforts of the armed forces.

The army said in a statement that the Chief of Staff, Muhammad Othman Al-Hussein, had launched work on the construction of a bridge on the Atbara River in the Al-Fashaqa region in the eastern state of Gedaref.

On December 31, the Sudanese Foreign Ministry announced that the army had taken control of all of his country’s territory in the Al-Fashaqa region.

On the other hand, the Ethiopian ambassador to Khartoum accused the Sudanese army of seizing 9 camps inside Ethiopian territory since last November.


Arab Observer

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