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Sudan denies reports that military attempted a coup

Chairman of Sudan’s Sovereign Council Abdel Fattah al-Burhan on August 12, 2021 [Emin Sansar/Anadolu Agency]
Chairman of Sudan’s Sovereign Council Abdel Fattah al-Burhan on August 12, 2021 [Emin Sansar/Anadolu Agency]

Sudanese armed forces are committed to preserving the principles of the revolution, the country's Sovereign Council announced yesterday.

In a visit to a military camp, the council's chairman, Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan, said that the army was behind "thwarting the coup attempt," noting that the coup could have had "catastrophic consequences on the unity of the army, the military, and the country."

"Unity is the only way to save the country from its current crisis," Burhan stressed.

He stressed the importance of "completing the transition process and achieving democracy, freedom, peace, and justice in Sudan."

"We want to take this country and hand it over to the public will, to free and fair elections," he added.

Last week, Sudanese authorities said they thwarted an attempted coup by groups loyal to the regime of former President Omar Al-Bashir.

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