Yasser Al-Atta, a distinguished member of the Sovereign Council and the Assistant General Commander of the Sudanese military, has issued a formidable statement from the Wadi Sidna Military area. He revealed that mercenaries from eight countries are currently fighting on the side of the Rapid Support Forces. These foreign fighters originate from Chad, Mali, Niger, Central Africa, Burkina Faso, South Sudan, Ethiopia, and Libya. Alarmingly, their mobilization has been facilitated through the Russian private military contractor, the Wagner Group.
Preparedness of the Sudanese Military
Despite these daunting circumstances, Al-Atta radiated confidence in the Sudanese army's capability to combat these mercenaries effectively. He cited the military's extensive experience and impressive capabilities as key factors contributing to their readiness. He reassured that the Sudanese state remains unyielding and will not succumb to these external pressures. To this end, he affirmed that the military leadership has strategic plans in place to achieve all operational objectives. They are armed with ample resources to ensure success.
Nationalistic Spirit of the Armed Forces
Al-Atta further highlighted the nationalistic and professional nature of the armed forces. He stressed that they are independent entities, free from affiliations with any tribe, region, party, or group. In a call to arms, Al-Atta urged the people of Sudan to join the battle for dignity and participate in defeating the foreign militia. This, he believes, is a fight for the nation's pride and integrity.
Warning to External Forces
Al-Atta did not hold back in issuing a stern warning to all countries, terrorist organizations, regional and global mafias, and the Wagner Group. He cautioned them against compromising Sudan's security, asserting that such actions will not go unanswered. Amid this, he expressed gratitude towards the Russian leadership, which has started to dismantle the Wagner Group, recognizing its negative impact on the Russian people.