Sudan’s Military Dissolves Paramilitary RSF Amidst Escalating Tensions and Violence
Sudan’s military leader Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Burhan on late Wednesday issued a decree to dissolve the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF).
Gen. Al-Burhan, who also chairs the country’s ruling Sovereignty Council, directed the leadership of the organized forces and the relevant authorities to immediately implement the order to dissolve the RSF.
The decision came “as a consequence of the rebellion of these forces on the state and the grave violations they committed against citizens, and the deliberate sabotage of the country’s infrastructure,” said a Sovereignty Council statement.
RSF officials could not immediately be reached for comment.
The decree came hours after violent clashes with heavy weapons between the Sudanese army and Rapid Support Forces south of the capital, Khartoum and the city of Omdurman.