June 24, 2021 — The head of the Sudanese Transitional Military Council, Lt. Gen. Abdel Fattah Al_Burhan, who is the official Commander-in-Chief of the Sudanese armed forces and his deputy, Lt. Gen. Mohamed Hamdan Daglo, aka Hemetti, who is a commander-in-chief of a parallel armed group, the Rapid Support Forces(RSF), have resolved differences in a joint meeting today in the capital, Khartoum.
According to a statement issued by Gen. Hemetti , the two leaders have bridged their differences as of Wednesday 23rd of June, 2021 and this should call off speculations of tensions between his forces and the Sudanese army.
In his statement, the official Deputy head of Sudanese Transitional Military Council said the two leaders and their subordinates resolved their differences in the joint meeting, and that all the pending issues which have been tempering with their unity and trust have been harmonized.
“Today we present a joint enlightening with the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, chairman of the Transitional Sovereign Council, 1st. LT. Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, lower and high ranking officers in which we called for the elimination of the rumors targeting the unity and cohesion of the Armed forces and Rapid Support Forces “, Hemetti said according to reliable source obtained by Nyamilepedia.
He further stressed that the Armed forces and Rapid Support Forces have a common purpose and responsibility which is none other than providing full protection and defense to the Sudanese people.
“We in the Armed forces and Rapid Support Forces have one goal and we have historic responsibility to get the country out to safety, we assure our people that the armed forces and Rapid Support Forces represent the one army under Commander-in-Chief al-Burhan”, he added.
The commander of the Rapid Support Forces also assured that their promise to Sudanese citizens to bring them an inclusive and sustainable system of governance is intact which he believes will happen through safeguarding people’s revolution.
“We will remain in our promise with Sudanese people as guardians of revolution and democratization in the country”, he emphasized.
The two leaders rose to power through a civilian-led military coup that overthrew the former dictator, Field Marshall Omar Hassan el Bashir in 2018, however, differences emerged recently as Hemetti is opposed to unification of forces.
Over the past three weeks, Hemetti was persuaded by the Commander in Chief of armed forces, Gen. Abdel Fattah Al_Burhan, and others for his militia group, commonly known as Rapid Support Forces (RSF), to be integrated into the Sudanese Army as required by the peace agreement since the nation cannot withstand two separate armies but Hemetti resisted.
Gen. Hemetti rejected the idea of integration outright, declaring it as a red line and cautioned that it could return the nation back to square one.
Given a violence background linked to war in Darfur in the past and how the RSF was formed, the Sudanese leaders have temporarily backed off from the idea of integration and hope to chant a better way forward.