UNITED STATES (VOP TODAY NEWS) — Officers who removed Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir after three decades in office have announced the formation of a military council to run the country for a two-year transitional period followed by elections.
But the man who announced the removal of Bashir resigned from the presidency of the Transitional Military Council after spending one day in office.
The new 10-member council, headed by Abdel Fattah al-Burhan Abdel Rahman, said the transition could take less than two years if chaos was avoided and negotiators negotiated a transitional government.
The Transitional Military Council includes senior army commanders, mainly the commanders of different branches of the armed forces, as well as the head of the rapid support forces, a paramilitary force of the army, the director general of the Sudanese police and a representative of the intelligence service.
In February, al-Bashir promoted some of the current members of the council under normal changes in the armed forces.
In February, al-Bashir also promoted Awad bin Auf, who was replaced by Burhan, to become vice president at a time of intensified protests. Ben Auf is known for his links to Islamists.
The following is a brief summary of the senior figures of the Sudanese security establishment:
* Abdel-Fattah El-Borhan Abdel Rahman
The first team was born Abdul Fattah al-Burhan Abdul Rahman, the new president of the Transitional Military Council in 1960 in the Nile state. He was the Inspector-General of the Sudanese Armed Forces and the third-largest military commander, but little is known about him in public life.
He was commander of the ground forces to oversee the Sudanese forces that fought in the ranks of the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen. And gave him a role in Yemen relations with senior military leaders in the Gulf, including in the UAE and Saudi Arabia.
* Mohammed Hamdan Daklo
Mohammed Hamdan Duklu, the former head of the Transitional Military Council and the second most powerful man in the council, And appointed him proof to replace Kamal Abdul Murof Al-Mahi.
Daklu was born in 1975 and is the head of the rapid support force, a paramilitary force that emerged from the Janjawid militia operating in Darfur, western Sudan. The government denies that the rapid support forces have committed any irregularities.
Hamidati, like Burhan, took part in overseeing the Sudanese armed forces fighting in Yemen and therefore has strong links with military leaders in the UAE and Saudi Arabia.
Hamidati was a prominent figure in Bashir’s administration but his Islamist leanings are unknown.
* Omar Zine El Abidine
The team was the first corner of Omar Zine El Abidine, Vice President of Military Manufacturing, and was presented as Chairman of the Political Committee of the Military Council led by Ben Auf at the first press conference of the Council after the overthrow of Bashir.
He remains chairman of the Political Committee of the Military Council under the leadership of the proof and is widely seen as the political strategist of the Council. He is widely believed to have Islamist leanings.
* Jalal al-Din Sheikh
Jalaluddin al-Sheikh was an army officer who was re-appointed by Bashir and promoted to deputy director of the Sudanese National Security and Intelligence Service in February.
He was deputy to Salah Abdullah Mohammed Saleh, known as Salah Qosh, who resigned from the leadership of the National Security and Intelligence Service on Friday. Gosh was seen as the most powerful person in the country after Bashir and was blamed by protesters for killing protesters demanding an end to military rule.
The Sheikh is widely believed to have Islamist leanings. Sheikh graduated in military college in the same year with the proof and Zain Abidine and the three ties are closely linked.
* Tayeb Babeker Ali Fadil
Al-Tayeb Babiker Ali Fadil was born in a village north-east of the capital, Khartoum, and made his way to the country’s police force until Bashir upgraded him to the director general of the Sudanese police in 2018.
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