Addressing the public on Sudanese state television for the feast, Burhan said, “The whole world is witnessing what happened in Khartoum, Ubayd, Zalince, Nyala and the events in Junayne, which may be a crime of ethnic cleansing and genocide.” used the phrase.
Stating that the armed forces fulfilled their responsibilities against this “treacherous conspiracy”, Burhan thanked the Sudanese people for their support to the Armed Forces.
Burhan argued that the Commander of the Rapid Support Forces (HDK), Muhammed Hamdan Dagalu, who has been in conflict with the army since April 15, wants to establish his own kingdom “on the remains and skulls of the Sudanese,” adding, “This will not happen while we are above the ground.” said.
Burhan underlined that the armed forces are willing to hand over power to a civilian government led by the Sudanese people.
Call to join military units
Stating that the size of the conspiracy requires everyone to be alert and ready for the threats to the state’s survival, Burhan said, “We request that anyone who can defend to gain the honor of defending the survival of the state, do not hesitate to play this national role in their place of residence or by joining the military units.” he said.
In his speech, Gen. Burhan announced that he had declared a “unilateral” ceasefire on the first day of the holiday.
HDK Commander Muhammed Hamdan Dagalu also declared a “unilateral” ceasefire on the eve and the first day of the Eid.
Clashes between the army and the HDK in Sudan
The tension that started with the Sudanese army’s request for the HDK to be fully integrated into the army within 2 years, and the HDK’s declaration that it could accept this in a period spanning about 10 years after a civilian government, turned into an armed conflict between the parties.
According to the latest figures from Sudan’s Ministry of Health and the United Nations, more than 3,000 people have died and tens of thousands have been injured in the conflict, and more than 2.5 million people have been displaced inside and outside the country.