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Egypt is Arming South Sudan: President Omar al-Bashir

Egypt is Arming South Sudan: President Omar al-Bashir

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi (L) meets with Sudan’s President Omar Al-Bashir in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on January 30, 2015. Photo: Anadolu Agency

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir said Egypt provided South Sudanese President Salva Kiir with weapons and ammunition, despite not being involved directly in armed conflict in the country.

“We have intelligence that they supported the South Sudanese government, and continue to support the government with arms and ammunition,” said Al-Bashir, as Sudan Tribune reported Wednesday.

The accusation was not the first, as South Sudanese rebels have accused Egypt and South Sudan of striking a “dirty deal” which would allow President Kiir to receive lethal weapons and ammunition from Egypt to wage a full-scale war against the armed opposition.

Earlier in February, the rebels accused Egypt of also dropping bombs and explosions on its bases in Kaka town. Rebel military spokesperson Colonel William Gatjiath Deng warned that the involvement of Egypt in the ongoing civil war could provoke a regional war.

However, both Egypt and South Sudan denied allegations of Egypt’s involvement in strikes against rebels.

 

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