The advisor to the commander of the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) for political affairs, Youssef Ezzat, said that his forces partially control the general command of the Sudanese armed forces, indicating that the army commander, Lieutenant General Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan, was “under house arrest”, since the start of the war in Sudan on April 15.
In an interview with Asharq Al-Awsat, Hemedti’s political advisor said: “The Islamists are the ones who planned this war to achieve their goal of returning to power... This will never happen as long as the people are present and as long as there are defenders of their choices.”
On the hand, Ezzat stressed that Al-Burhan was not the RSF’s target, saying: “Al-Burhan is not the target of war... We do not target him in person, but rather his actions. He tried to monopolize power with the Islamists, by turning against his partner and the entire political process...and failed.”
He continued: “He has been under house arrest for more than two months, and he will actually be arrested later.”
According to witnesses, data and field reports, the RSF controls large parts of Khartoum.
Unconfirmed reports indicate that Hemedti was injured in combat, while other reports say that he was killed.
However, Ezzat rejects these claims, saying: “Hemedti’s non-appearance in the media does not mean that he is dead. The recordings that we usually make are not to prove that he is alive or dead, but to put forward things that we deem necessary to address the public opinion and the Sudanese people.”
Ezzat also denied reports indicating that the RSF had lost its popularity and the widespread support of citizens, saying: “These are inaccurate claims.”
He stressed that there were millions of Sudanese standing behind the RSF in order to build “a unified Sudan... and the state of freedom, justice and equality.”