Sudan Military Ruler Promises Decisive Victory, Rules Out Deal With ‘Traitors’
#Sudan’s #military ruler Abdel Fattah al-Burhan on Monday dashed hopes of talks to end a months-long war, denouncing the terror group Rapid Support Forces (#RSF) as “traitors” and promising a decisive victory in a speech to soldiers.
We do not make deals with traitors, we do not make deals with anyone who has betrayed the #Sudanese people, General Burhan, who is also the head of the army, told cheering soldiers at the Flamingo Base in Port Sudan on the Red Sea.
We are dedicating all our time to this war to ending this rebellion, General Burhan said, promising a quick and decisive victory, echoing previous statements from the military leadership. The RSF “are completely exhausted – just a little effort and they will be finished,” General added.
His speech came one day after the head of the RSF expressed openness to talks and a long-term ceasefire, and days after General emerged from the capital #Khartoum for the first time since the war broke out.
Millions have been driven from their homes and a humanitarian crisis has escalated since the conflict between the army and the RSF began in April. Successive talks have failed to bring the fighting to a complete halt.