The armed struggle movements signatories of the Juba-Darfur peace agreement announced an “end to neutrality” and the joining of military operations on all fronts, vehemently condemning “violations of the Rapid Support Forces, practices against the homeland and citizens and crimes against humanity, including the right to live.”
The movements emphasised their insistence on the unity of Sudan, noting they would not allow “a current agenda to disintegrate Sudan.”
According to a statement by the armed struggle movements, read out during a press conference in Port Sudan city, the movements asserted that they would not allow “the dismantling of Sudan nor allow having Darfur as a means to this end.”
They warned the groups that seek to “disrupt Sudan through the help of foreign parties with the aim of establishing independent statelets on the debris of the State of Sudan.”
For his part, Minni Arko Minnawi, Governor of Darfur, revealed that more than 50 of the fighters of armed movements have been killed in Darfur while on their duty of protection of humanitarian convoys, markets and banks and the resistance to sexual violations and road blocking.
The movements urged the international community and regional actors to take a “clear stance” to bring the war to an end and preserve Sudan’s unity and territorial integrity.