Home | News    Saturday 28 October 2017

Sudanese army concludes one-month ground exercise

separation
increase
decrease
separation
separation

Sudanese troops participating in the "Descendants of Tirhakah" manoeuvres listen to a speech by President Omer al Bashir (unseen) on 26 Oct 2017 (SUNA Photo)
October 27, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - The Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) on Thursday has concluded ground forces manoeuvres dubbed “Descendants of Tirhakah” in the desert area north of the capital, Khartoum.

Tirhaka was a pharaoh of the 25th dynasty of Egypt and came to power ca. 690 BC, controlling an empire stretching from Sudan to the Levant. The pharaohs of this dynasty were from Nubia – a territory located in modern-day Sudan and southern Egypt.

The one-month ground forces exercise was conducted in the desert area of Um Al-Hassan in the Northern State.

In his speech before the closing ceremony of the military exercise, SAF’s Chief of the General Staff, Emad al-Din Adawi, said the “armed forces are in the highest degree of readiness and combat efficiency”.

“We are entering a new era and we are aware of the challenges ahead. We wouldn’t let down the Sudanese people, we will defend them and protect their gains,” he added.

He stressed the SAF would continue to implement its training strategy, pointing to the training projects that have been carried out since the beginning of the year.

Adawi pointed out to the naval forces exercise dubbed the “Coasts Fire” which was conducted this month at Fijab area, north of Port Sudan on the Red Sea coast.

He added the Air Forces would also carry out air manoeuvres dubbed “Dawn7” during the coming days.

It is noteworthy that the closing ceremony of the “Descendants of Tirhakah” manoeuvres was attended by the Sudan’s President and SAF’s Supreme Commander Omer al-Bashir besides the Defence Minister Awad Ibn Ouf and a number of army commanders.

In his speech before the ceremony, al-Bashir praised the role of the SAF in protecting the country, expressing keenness to achieve security and stability across Sudan.

He also hailed the SAF troops participating in the war in Yemen, vowing to meet all needs of the army.

Al-Bashir further renewed the call for army bearers to listen to the voice of reason and join the peace process, pointing to his recent decision to extend the unilateral ceasefire to stop the bloodshed.

(ST)

Comments on the Sudan Tribune website must abide by the following rules. Contravention of these rules will lead to the user losing their Sudan Tribune account with immediate effect.

- No inciting violence
- No inappropriate or offensive language
- No racism, tribalism or sectarianism
- No inappropriate or derogatory remarks
- No deviation from the topic of the article
- No advertising, spamming or links
- No incomprehensible comments

Due to the unprecedented amount of racist and offensive language on the site, Sudan Tribune tries to vet all comments on the site.

There is now also a limit of 400 words per comment. If you want to express yourself in more detail than this allows, please e-mail your comment as an article to comment@sudantribune.com

Kind regards,

The Sudan Tribune editorial team.

Comment on this article



The following ads are provided by Google. SudanTribune has no authority on it.



Sudan Tribune

Promote your Page too

Latest Comments & Analysis


Sudan’s uprising is putting the future of al-Bashir’s rule at stake 2019-01-18 01:30:38 By Adil Babikir The buzzword in Sudan these days is tasgut bass. The catchphrase, which translates into “you must go, no matter what”, is echoing in demonstrations across the country calling on (...)

Al-Bashir’s pickaxe underlies economic downfall in Sudan 2019-01-07 19:49:21 By Mahmoud A. Suleiman The destructive pickaxe of Omer Hassan Ahmed al-Bashir and his Corrupt Entourage for the three decades are responsible for the Economic Downfall in Sudan and Not due to (...)

The Sudanese Tsunami 2019-01-07 08:01:14 The Only Way Forward is for Bashir to Step Down and a New Interim Democratic Arrangement Put in Place By Yasir Arman On Sunday, 6th of January, Sudan has witnessed one of the biggest (...)


MORE






Latest Press Releases


Ethnic Murle politicians say enough to cattle raiding 2018-12-28 09:32:00 December 27, 2018 (JUBA) - Murle political leaders in Buma state have vowed to end the practice of cattle raiding and child abduction by individuals in the community. Jodi Jonglei, who is also (...)

CEPO: South Sudan Opposition Alliance (SSOA): Stop politics of split and focus on R-ARCSS implementation 2018-12-26 09:53:29 26th December, 2018. South Sudan Opposition Alliance internal leadership change frication is disturbing and demoralizing public opinion. The big question CEPO is raising, will SSOA be a strong (...)

Progress observed at end of second month of R-ARCSS implementation 2018-10-22 06:44:02 Press Release 21 October 2018 South Sudanese government released 24 detainees in the implementation of the revitalized peace agreement said the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) (...)


MORE

Copyright © 2003-2019 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.