No peace talks until RSF is defeated, says Al-Burhan

No peace talks until RSF is defeated, says Al-Burhan

The Sudanese army leader, Gen. Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan, vowed to continue fighting the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) until it is defeated in the country.

Al-Burhan, who travelled to Northern Sudan’s River Nile State on Thursday to supervise the forces on the battlegrounds, stated that there will be no peace talks until the RSF is crushed and vanquished.

“There will be no negotiations, no peace, and no ceasefire until the RSF is crushed and the criminal rebels are eradicated so that the country can live in peace,” Al-Burhan said.

He pledged that the army would not give up on the RSF until all of Sudan was free of “criminal rebels.”

“We will not stop fighting until we defeat the criminals who have ravaged the country, seized citizens’ property, committed heinous violations, and raped women in Khartoum, El Geneina, and Al Jazira,” he stated.

Al-Burhan stressed his support for the Sudanese Armed Forces and reaffirmed optimism in their impending victory.

He emphasised that Sudan’s armed forces are working tirelessly to preserve the country’s stability and unity.

Al-Burhan commended the broad response to the country’s appeal from all facets of Sudanese society as well as their active participation in the Popular Resistance to assist the military forces in the “fight for dignity against the RSF.

He further called for the full annihilation of the RSF, adding that the SAF operations would continue until victory is achieved across the country.

However, Al-Burhan issued this statement despite regional and international mediators’ plead for the warring parties to return to the negotiating table in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, to put an end to the conflict.

The war which erupted on April 15, 2023, between the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) and Sudanese army killed more than 14,000 people, tens of thousands wounded and resulted in a looming famine with 25 million people in need of life-saving assistance, and over 8.6 million forced to flee their homes, according to the United Nations