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Coup Attempt Revealed in Sudan

Sunday, July 28, 2019

General Hashim Abdel Muttalib Ahmed and several other officers in Sudan’s army were arrested after a coup attempt this month, according to state media reports. The state news agency, SUNA, said that the military council that took over after Omar al Bashir was overthrown arrested 16 active and retired military officers over an attempted coup on July 11.

The military “reealed a coup attempt involving General Ahmed, head of the joint chiefs of staff, and several high-ranking officers from the armed forces and the National Intelligence and Security Service, along with leaders of the Islamic Movement and the National Congress Party,” SUNA said on July 24.

According to the report, the men have been detained and investigations are ongoing.

“The failed coup attempt’s goal was to abort the people’s glorious revolution and return the former National Congress regime to power, and to disrupt the path before the expected political solution that aims to establish a civilian state,” SUNA cited the military as saying.