The head of the Sudanese Sovereign Council arrives in Port Sudan
(180819) Sudan – Khartoum – signing the documents of the transitional period. Image source: IANS News
Khartoum, August 28: The head of the Sudanese Sovereignty Council and Commander-in-Chief of the Sudanese Armed Forces, Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan, made a rare public appearance in Port Sudan, the capital of the Red Sea state in eastern Sudan.
The press office of the Sovereignty Council published pictures of Al-Burhan’s arrival in the city of Port Sudan, and commented on it today, Sunday, “The arrival of the President of the Sovereignty Council, Commander of the (Sudanese) Armed Forces, to the city of Port Sudan.”
On August 24, Al-Burhan appeared for the first time outside the headquarters of the General Command of the Sudanese Armed Forces and the Ministry of Defense since the war broke out in mid-April, as he inspected army sites in the northern city of Omdurman. According to China’s new news agency (Xinhua) in the capital, Khartoum.
Since April 15, Sudan has witnessed bloody armed clashes between the Sudanese Armed Forces and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces in Khartoum and other areas, killing more than 3,000 people and wounding more than 6,000 others, according to the Sudanese Ministry of Health.
More than four million people have fled their homes – 3.2 million people have been internally displaced and nearly 900,000 people have crossed borders into Chad, Egypt, South Sudan and other countries, according to the latest UN estimates.
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