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Sudan Liberation Movement ‘scoff at NISS head’s accusations’

December 24 - 2018 KHARTOUM
The offices of the ruling National Congress Party in Atbara, torched during demonstrations last week
The offices of the ruling National Congress Party in Atbara, torched during demonstrations last week

The Sudan Liberation Movement headed by Abdelwahid El Nur (SLM-AW) has ridiculed the claims of the director of the National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS), Salah Abdallah, known as Salah Gosh, that the movement was behind the vandalism and destruction of offices and buildings of the ruling National Congress Party and other government facilities during demonstrations against hunger and soaring prices across Sudan.

Mohamed El Nayer, the movement’s spokesman, said in a statement that the statements made by the NISs director are “nothing more than lies to find a hinge on which his regime is failing and distract attention from the core issue, the real crisis, the loaves of bread, fuel and banks”.

‘Battle with the regime’

He dismissed the charges as a “green light” and pre-trial targeting of the members of the movement. He said “Our battle with the regime, its militias and its oppressive apparatuses rather than with the Sudanese people, and we realize that the assets and public utilities belong to the Sudanese people, not the National Congress Party”.

He pointed out that “the killing and burning of public property and the looting of wealth is a policy and official practice of the regime, revealing evidence that confirms that those who burned and looted are members of the security apparatus to abort the revolution and intimidate the citizens of what will happen.”


At a news conference on Friday, Salah Gosh accused “elements of the SLM-AW” trained by the Israeli intelligence (Mossad) of standing behind the demonstrations in a number of Sudanese towns over the past three days.

He said: “We have identified 280 people from the SLM-AW group, who were transferred from Israel to Nairobi, and we estimate that the Mossad recruited some of them and formed a network for subversive work in Khartoum, Omdurman, Khartoum North, and the northern Sudanese towns of Berber and El Damer.”

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