Sudan to not allow DAESH to use its border for recruitment

Sudanese Intelligence chief vows that DAESH terrorists will not be allowed to use Sudan's territory for crossing into Libya

Photo by: AFP (Archive)
Photo by: AFP (Archive)

Young Sudanese have travelled to Libya to join DAESH with some reported to have been killed

Sudanese chief of National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) has pledged that DAESH would not be allowed to cross the border into Libya, according to a media report on Tuesday.

The Sudan Media Centre (SMC), seen as close to the security forces, said NISS head Mohamed Atta al-Mawla Abbas was speaking at the graduation ceremony of the new members of Rapid Support Forces (RSF), controversial counter-insurgency department.

"Sudan will not be a crossing for DAESH and extremists," said Abbas according to SMC.

"We will not tolerate any organised or cross-border crime Sudanese territory is used in," he said

Young Sudanese people have travelled to Libya to join DAESH with some reported to have been killed, according to the reports from Khartoum-based media.  

The Security head also repeated claims that rebels fighting government forces in Sudan’s western Darfur region have also been fighting in Libya.

"For the Libyan state, we want security and stability and peace and we do not want insurgents going to Libya and coming back and sabotaging peace in Darfur," he told the graduating RSF troops.

RSF forces sent to fight rebels in Darfur and the southern Blue Nile and South Kordofan states have been accused of rights abuses, which the government has denied.

The RSF come under the umbrella of the NISS, unlike the regular military.

TRTWorld and agencies