Hemedti acknowledges failure of Oct. military coup

Hemedti, one of the high ranking military officials involved in the October coup, hinted at them possibly having made a mistake by seizing the reins of power from the transitional civilian authority a year ago.

Khartoum: AlTaghyeer

The second man in the Sudanese coup, Lieutenant-General Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo (Hemedti), acknowledged on Monday the failure of the military coup carried out by the Sudanese armed forces in October 2021.

The military seized power after turning on their civilian comrades in the first transitional government that followed the overthrow of President Omar al-Bashir.

Hemedti said in an interview with BBC that “the measures taken by the military component last October have completely failed.”

He refused to delve into the reasons for this failure, and described the current economic and security conditions as “worse than they were before the measures.”

The Sudanese economy suffers from international isolation, resource smuggling, and widespread looting of resources, in addition to living hardships that increases with the passage of days.

Regarding reforming the security system, Hemedti, who is the commander of the Rapid Support Militia, said that he does not mind integrating his forces into a national and professional army.

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